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Motorist dies after swerving to avoid kangaroo

A driver has died after it appears he swerved to avoid a kangaroo near Bingara in the state’s north west last night.

Police said that about 10pm on Monday, August 20, a woman contacted a friend after her partner failed to return home as expected.

The friend then retraced the route the 39-year-old man would have driven, which included travelling along Fossickers Way, about 10 kilometres south of Bingara.

The friend located the man’s Toyota utility, which appeared to have rolled, in a paddock.

Emergency services were contacted with officers from New England Police District attending.

Police believe that, as the driver travelled north along Fossickers Way sometime after 6pm, he negotiated a slight left-hand bend, and swerved in an attempt to avoid a kangaroo.

It appears the Toyota crossed to the incorrect side of the road, left the sealed section of the carriageway, and struck a grassed culvert before rolling.

The driver was located deceased a short distance away.

A dead kangaroo was also located nearby.

Inquiries are continuing and a report will be prepared for the information of the Coroner.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000.

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