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Head-on collision kills three, leaves one critically injured

Three people have died and another has suffered critical injuries after two cars collided head-on in South Australia’s southeast.The two vehicles collided along the Princes Highway at Suttontown — near Mount Gambier — at about 12.30pm on Saturday.Three occupants of a Ford Territory, a 39-year-old woman, a 77-year-old woman and an 80-year-old man all from…

Three people have died and another has suffered critical injuries after two cars collided head-on in South Australia’s southeast.

The two vehicles collided along the Princes Highway at Suttontown — near Mount Gambier — at about 12.30pm on Saturday.

Three occupants of a Ford Territory, a 39-year-old woman, a 77-year-old woman and an 80-year-old man all from Millicent, died at the scene.

Five people in the second car, a Toyota Landcruiser, were all taken to the local hospital with one person being treated for critical injuries.

The remaining four sustained non-life threatening injuries.

The Princes Highway is closed between Sassanowsky Road and Kangaroo Flat Road and diversions are expected to remain in place for several hours.

Motorists are advised to avoid the area.

Major Crash investigators are at the scene and are yet to determine the circumstances surrounding the crash.

The deaths bring the state’s road toll to 85, compared to 101 at this time last year.

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