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Witnesses Sought for Fatal Freeway Crash

SE Freeway at Glen Osmond taken by Foraminifera WikiMedia

Police are appealing for witnesses to a collision on the South Eastern Freeway, which killed a man and injured two others.

At 5pm on Thursday 29 April, emergency services responded to reports of the three vehicle crash between Stirling and Bridgewater.

A Toyota 4WD was travelling outbound on the South Eastern Freeway when it crashed into a Subaru station wagon and a Kawasaki motorcycle, both heading towards the city.

The rider of the motorcycle, a 53-year-old Highbury man, died at the scene.

Both drivers of the vehicles sustained minor injuries and were taken to the Royal Adelaide Hospital for treatment.

Debris from the crash was spread across both carriageways.  The freeway is closed to all traffic between Stirling and Bridgewater while Major Crash officers examine the scene on both sides of the freeway.

Diversions on the South Eastern Freeway were in place for several hours, but all lanes reopened in the early hours of this morning.

The Highbury man is the 39th life lost and 9th motorcycle fatality on South Australian roads so far this year.  The road toll at the same time last year was 37.

Anyone who witnessed the crash but was not able to speak to police at the time is encouraged to provide their details via Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or online at crimestopperssa.com.au.

Photo of SE Freeway at Glen Osmond taken by Foraminifera, WikiMedia