Emergency services attended the scene of a truck and car crash at Ardlethan near West Wyalong

Police are at the scene of a double fatal crash in the state’s Central West.

About 11.30am today emergency services were called to the Newell Highway at Ardlethan about 70 kilometres south of West Wyalong.

Local traffic diversions are in place and motorists are urged to avoid the area. 

The driver and a passenger in the car, died at the scene. A second passenger was released after being trapped for some time and airlifted to Canberra Hospital in a critical condition. A third passenger was treated by paramedics for minor injuries.

The male truck driver was treated for minor injuries and taken to Wagga Wagga Hospital where he will also undergo mandatory testing.

Officers from Riverina Police District and the Traffic & Highway Patrol Command attended and established a crime scene.

Detectives will attend commence an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the crash.

Police will prepare a report for the Coroner.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au.

Police have reminded the public that information provided would be treated in strict confidence and not to report crime via NSW Police social media pages.