It’s been a black weekend on New South Wales roads with four people dying since police launched Operation Slowdown ahead of the long weekend.

Two of the victims died in a crash in the Hunter Valley about nine o’clock last night.

Ashton Rigg reports.


Two people are dead and four are seriously injured after two cars collided in Campvale, north of Newcastle, last night.

The injured occupants of both vehicles were taken to John Hunter Hospital with serious injuries.

In Melbourne, the body of a man has been found at a car yard in Geelong.

The man, believed to be in his mid-fifties, was found by passers by late last night.

Police investigating the death are questioning a 44 year old man they believe was involved in a fight with the deceased.

And a lucky escape in Taree when a light plane crashed into a ferris wheel.

Nobody was hurt when the aircraft became stuck in the ride at a local festival.

Crews spent more than an hour rescuing two children stuck at the top of the wheel, as well as the shaken pilot and passenger.

Ashton Rigg, QUT News.