Three people die in a horror head-on crash near Mount Gambier – as another is left fighting for life

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Three people die in a horror head-on crash near Mount Gambier – as another is left fighting for life

  • Three people have lost their lives following a head-on collision in South Australia
  • Five other people have been taken to hospital, with one suffering critical injuries 
  • Road closures are in place on the Princes Highway near Mount Gambier

Three people have lost their lives in a horrifying head-on collision in South Australia.

Emergency services were called to the Princes Highway at Suttontown, near Mount Gambier, following reports of a crash at 12.30pm on Saturday.

Three people travelling in a Ford Territory – a 39-year-old woman, a 77-year-old woman, and an 80-year-old man – died at the scene.  

Three people have lost their lives in a horrifying head-on collision in South Australia. Pictured: Crash scene 

The five occupants of a second car, a Toyota Landcruiser, were taken to hospital.

Four are being treated for non-life threatening injuries and the fifth person is fighting for life after suffering critical injuries.

The highway is closed between Sassanowsky Road and Kangaroo Flat Road.

Diversions are expected to be in place for several hours – and motorists are urged to stay away from the area if possible. 

Investigators are trying to determine the circumstances surrounding the crash.

There have been 85 lives lost on South Australian roads in 2020.   

Emergency services were called to the Princes Highway at Suttontown, near Mount Gambier, following reports of a crash at 12.30pm on Saturday (pictured, stretch of road where collision happened)

Emergency services were called to the Princes Highway at Suttontown, near Mount Gambier, following reports of a crash at 12.30pm on Saturday (pictured, stretch of road where collision happened)

Emergency services were called to the Princes Highway at Suttontown, near Mount Gambier, following reports of a crash at 12.30pm on Saturday (pictured, stretch of road where collision happened)

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