Po­lice ap­peal for help

The Riverine Herald - - NEWS -

ECHUCA po­lice are ap­peal­ing for in­for­ma­tion into the dou­ble fatal­ity at Ton­gala on the week­end.

Mackay cou­ple Joe, 69, and Jeanette Bag­gow, 61, were killed in the two-car col­li­sion at the in­ter­sec­tion of the Mur­ray Val­ley Hwy and Sco­bie Rd just af­ter 8am on Satur­day.

On Thurs­day, Lead­ing Se­nior Con­sta­ble Gary Atkins of Echuca po­lice said it ap­peared the cou­ple, trav­el­ling in an SUV, had turned into the path of a 4WD tow­ing a boat.

Five peo­ple were in the 4WD; a man aged in his 40s suf­fer­ing spinal and chest in­juries and a teenage girl with pelvis in­juries. They were taken to Goul­burn Val­ley and Echuca hos­pi­tals re­spec­tively in sta­ble con­di­tions.

Paramedics treated two other adults and a teenager, who didn’t need hos­pi­tal­i­sa­tion. Snr Con­sta­ble Atkins said in­ves­ti­ga­tions were con­tin­u­ing, with a coro­nial in­quest ex­pected to be held.

‘‘We’re ap­peal­ing for any wit­nesses who may have seen the ac­ci­dent or stopped to ren­der as­sis­tance to come for­ward,’’ he said.

Any­one with in­for­ma­tion can con­tact him at Echuca po­lice on 5483 1500.

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