Three people killed in Cultana crash

Road closures on the Lincoln Highway are expected to remain in place for several hours following a head-on collision at Cultana.
Road closures on the Lincoln Highway are expected to remain in place for several hours following a head-on collision at Cultana.

The Lincoln Highway has reopened following a crash that claimed the lives of three men near Whyalla yesterday.

Just after 4.30pm Nissan station wagon travelling north on the Lincoln Highway collided with a semi-trailer travelling in the opposite direction, about 30 kilometres north of Whyalla.

The Nissan containing the three men all died at the scene while the male truck driver was treated in hospital for minor injuries.

Major Crash Investigators flew to the scene last night to examine the circumstances surrounding the crash.

The Lincoln Highway was closed for several hours, but reopened at about 3am, however speed restrictions apply in the area.

This incident brings the state's road toll to nine compared to four at the same time last year.