Two women have died in a horrific collision at a rural intersection in remote South Australia.
The crash took place near Everard Central in the state’s Mid-North just after 5pm on Tuesday.
Emergency services raced to the intersection of Templeton Rd and Blyth Rd following the crash between a van and a Honda.
The 54-year old driver of the Honda and her 86-year-old passenger, both from Snowtown, died at the scene.
A rear passenger of the Honda, an 84-year-old man, also from Snowtown, suffered critical injuries in the crash.
Paramedics took him to the Royal Adelaide Hospital for further treatment.
The driver of the van, a 28-year-old man, suffered minor injuries and his 26-year-old female passenger suffered serious injuries.
Both occupants were flown to Royal Adelaide Hospital for further treatment.
The police closed Templeton Road for several hours before reopening it overnight.
Major Crash Investigators are investigating the cause of the crash.
South Australia has suffered a terrible road toll across 2023.
The women’s deaths are the 95th and the 96th lives lost on the state’s roads compared to 59 from the same period last year.
Speaking in August, South Australia Police Traffic Services Branch Superintendent Darren Fielke said the dramatic figures should serve as a “serious reality check” for the community.
“The ripple effect of road trauma, whether it be life lost or a serious injury, should not be lost on anyone,” he said.
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