Bathurst crash victims identified

POLICE have released the names of the four people killed in a multi-vehicle crash near Bathurst at the weekend.

Emergency services were called to the Great Western Highway nine kilometers from Bathurst following a collision between a westbound Toyota Camry, an eastbound Mitsubishi Triton Dual Cab and a westbound semi-trailer.

Police can confirm the identity of the Toyota Camry driver as 73-year-old John Willard from Kelso and the two passengers as his wife Janice, also aged 73, and his mother-in-law, 95-year-old Elsie Dickenson from Baulkham Hills.

The passenger of the Mitsubishi, 33-year-old Trent Morgan from Orange also died at the scene.

The 38-year-old male driver, also from Orange, remains at Westmead Hospital in a critical condition.

The truck driver, a 53-year-old Stanhope Gardens man, was taken to Bathurst Hospital where he was treated for shock and underwent mandatory blood and urine testing.

Two greyhounds that belonged to Mr Morgan were towed by the Mitsubishi in a dog trailer.

One of the dogs died during the crash while the other was taken to a local vet but has since died.

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