THREE adults are lifeless and two others in hospital following a two-car collision on Coppins Crossing Highway, simply south of Hazel Hawke Avenue, Whitlam, this afternoon (October 16).  

The three victims have been passengers in a purple Toyota hatchback with the driving force of the hatchback and the driving force of a white Toyota van, taken to hospital.

The three deaths deliver the ACT highway toll for 2022 to 17.

Police say an investigation is underway and a report is being ready for the coroner.

Anybody with dashcam footage or witnessed both of those automobiles within the space earlier than 2.45pm is requested to name 1800 333000, or through the Crime Stoppers ACT web site.

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Ian Meikle, editor