March 7, 2012

Two women die in Sydney M5 crash (VIDEO | 3 PICS)

Screen grab of serious crash which has closed the eastbound lanes of the M5 at Milperra. 
A Sydney motorway has reopened after a crash between a semi-trailer and a car left two women dead.

The M5 reopened just before 5pm (AEDT) on Wednesday at Milperra, more than six hours after the collision shut down the major arterial road.

The truck and a Toyota Yaris were travelling eastbound when they collided about 10.30am near the East Hills exit.

A 57-year-old woman travelling in the rear of the Yaris died at the scene and another female passenger died later in hospital.

A man aged about 40, who was also a passenger, remains in stable condition after suffering internal injuries.

The driver of the car, a 37-year-old woman, sustained minor injuries.

The 45-year-old man driving the truck escaped injury.

A second truck was slightly damaged at the scene but wasn't involved in the initial crash.

All eastbound lanes were shut down and a crime scene established as the Crash Investigation Unit assessed the incident.

Anyone who witnessed the collision and has not spoken to police is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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