Police confirm mother, son killed

Police confirm two people, aged 51 and 76, in fatal car crash on the Midland Highway were both from Launceston.

Police confirm two people, aged 51 and 76, in fatal car crash on the Midland Highway were both from Launceston.

POLICE have confirmed that the two people who died in a crash on the Midland Highway on Thursday, were from Launceston.

Northern duty acting Inspector John Parker said yesterday that a 51-year-old man and his 76-year-old mother, both of Newnham, died in the crash.

Crash investigators also released further details of their preliminary examinations of the incident, about a kilometre south of Ross, when a Ford Falcon sedan and a fully-laden log truck collided about 1.30pm on Thursday.

Police believe the north-bound Falcon crossed lanes on a right- hand sweeping corner, into the path of the south- bound log truck.

It is believed that both occupants of the car, the male driver and the female front-seat passenger, died instantly.

The truck driver was not injured.

Police said that the family of the victims had been notified, but a formal identification process would not be finalised until next week.

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