Fatal collision in Downer

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ACT Policing is investigating a single vehicle collision in which the male driver has died on Antill Street, Downer this morning (Sunday, October 9).

About 6am, police responded to a collision on Antill Street, where a single vehicle collided with a tree and caught fire. ACT Fire and Rescue were at the scene and extinguished the fire. ACT Ambulance Service also attended.

The collision resulted in fatal injuries to the driver. The other occupant who was in the vehicle was assisted from the vehicle by a person passing by.

ACT Policing’s Collision Investigation and Reconstruction Team are investigating and will prepare a report for the ACT Coroner.

This is the eighth fatal collision on ACT roads this year.

Police are urging anyone who may have witnessed the collision or have any information that could assist police to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers ACT website. Information can be provided anonymously.

Police remind people they should not report crime information via Facebook or Twitter pages.

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