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Fatal crash at Glenora overnight

UPDATED: As of 11am, police report that Gordon River Rd has re-opened to traffic following this morning’s fatal accident.

EARLIER: A man died in a crash on Gordon River Rd near Glenora early this morning, police have advised. The road between Glenora and Westerway is likely to remain closed for some hours.

A spokesperson for Bridgewater Police said a head-on crash occurred between two Toyota HiLux vehicles at about 1.45am this morning (Sunday). Police on the scene report that the area was blanketed in an extreme fog at the time.

“Sadly, the male driver of the vehicle travelling west died at the scene as a result of his injuries. He was in his 50s,” police said. “The 18-year-old male driver and 18-year-old female front passenger of the second vehicle were taken to the Royal Hobart Hospital in a serious but stable condition.”

Gordon River Rd between Glenora and Westerway is closed while crash investigators and forensic services officers remain at the scene. A report will be prepared for the coroner. Ambulance Tasmania and the Tasmania Fire Service were also in attendance.

An alternative route for those travelling to Westerway, Mt Field National Park and beyond is via Hamilton and Ellendale.

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