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UPDATE: Woman and child critical after crash - Wilton, south of Sydney

Tuesday, 07 March 2017 12:17:10 PM

A woman and child are in a critical condition following a crash on the Hume Highway at Wilton, south of Sydney.

Just before 8am (Tuesday 7 March 2017), emergency services responded to reports of a head-on crash in the southbound lanes of the Hume Highway, about 1km south of Picton Road.

A 49-year-old woman driving a Mazda 4WD died at the scene. A seven-year-old boy and a seven year-old girl also in the Mazda were trapped for a short time.

The seven-year-old boy died on arrival at Liverpool Hospital while the seven-year-old girl is in a critical condition at the Children’s Hospital, Westmead.

A 49-year-old woman, driving a Holden Astra, was trapped for some time before she was released. She was taken by NSW Ambulance paramedics to Liverpool Hospital where she remains in a critical condition.

The next of kin of all parties have been notified.

The Hume Highway southbound is closed. Crash Investigation officers are on scene.

Motorists are urged to avoid the area and refer to www.livetraffic.com for further updates.

Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au/ Information you provide will be treated in the strictest of confidence. We remind people they should not report crime information via our social media pages.