Woman dies in collision, police forced to close Escort Way

POLICE will prepare a report for the information of the coroner following a fatal motor vehicle collision near Forbes on Tuesday. 

About 4.20pm  a 71-year-old woman was travelling in her motor vehicle along the Escort Way near Forbes, when it reportedly left the road and collided with a tree.

The female driver, and sole occupant of the car, died at the scene.

Police were notified of the incident and commenced investigations into the circumstances surrounding the crash.

The Escort Road was closed for a number of hours while police worked to determine the cause of the crash. 

Traffic was directed around the incident through Parkes, using the Parkes -Eugowra Road and the Newell Highway between Forbes and Parkes.

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