Shock twist in horror single-vehicle crash which killed a mum and her three young boys on a country road as a man, 32, and a woman, 50, are arrested
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A man and woman are in custody after a mum and her three boys were killed after their car slammed into a pole and hurtled down an embankment on a country road.
Emergency services were called to an intersection of Research Road and Toorak Road, Yanco, 7km south of Leeton in southern NSW, around 11.15pm Tuesday night.
Police initially reported the crash as a single vehicle crash after it is understood the car collided with a pole before deflecting down an embankment, flipping onto its roof and coming to a stop in a water channel.
The three children, aged 10, 11 and 12, and their 36-year-old died before before emergency services arrived.
Crash investigators spoke to a 32-year-old man and a 50-year-old woman following the fatal crash.
They were subsequently arrested and taken to Griffith Police Station where they remain in custody.
Police are investigating a single car crash which has tragically claimed four lives
The tragedy has rocked the Leeton region.
‘It’s just a feeling of despair,’ Leeton Mayor Tony Reneker told the ABC.
‘It’s terrible news to wake up to, people are just shocked.’
Anyone with any information about the incident is urged to call Crime Stoppers.
The tragedy takes NSW’s 2023 road death toll to 86.
The tragedy occurred at Yanco near Leeton in NSW’s Riverina region