A young motorcyclist has died after crashing into a pole near Queanbeyan.
Emergency services were called to the scene about 10pm on Thursday following reports a motorbike has crashed into a sign at Crestwood.
The rider, a 22-year-old man, died at the scene.
It was the second death on Thursday, after a 72-year-old woman was killed when her van clipped a truck and flipped on the Hume Highway south of Gunning.
Her van was travelling south on the highway about 9am when it collided with the truck travelling in the same direction, police said.
It's understood the woman, from Glenmore Park, was attempting to merge lanes when her van clipped the truck.
The truck driver, a 56-year-old man, was taken to Yass Hospital.
The deaths come as crash investigators look into what caused a Toyota Prado to veer into a car carrying the Falkholt family and collide on the Princes Highway on Boxing Day, killing the Prado driver Craig Anthony Whitall, 51, and the parents of Annabelle and Jessica Falkholt. The sisters remain in a critical condition in hospital.
The Falkholts were travelling back to Sydney after a short Christmas break when fate carried them close to Mr Whitall.
Fairfax Media has learnt Mr Whitall, a man known to police, was making the hour-long drive home to Ulladulla after visiting a Nowra methadone clinic on Boxing Day morning when the crash occurred.
The official road toll is now 22, almost triple the same period last year.
Operation Safe Arrival was launched on December 16 and ends midnight on January 1.
With Dan Proudman