A 19-month-old boy has died in a car rollover in central western NSW.

Police have said they are investigating the circumstances surrounding a fatal crash west of Cobar yesterday.

About 4pm (Thursday 5 May 2016), police and emergency services were called to the Barrier Highway; about 110km from Cobar after a blue Toyota RAV4 SUV left the road and rolled.

A 25-year-old woman was driving the car and travelling with her 19-month old son and six-month old daughter.

The woman was treated at the scene by NSW Ambulance Paramedics for a laceration to her forehead and injury to her hips and her daughter sustained minor bruising to her head.

Both were conveyed to Cobar Hospital where they remain in a stable condition.

The 19-month old boy died at the scene.

A crime scene was established and officers from Darling River Local Area Command and the Metropolitan Crash Investigation Unit are investigating the incident and preparing a report for the information of the Coroner.

Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 FREE or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au/

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  • Such devastating news. My thoughts are with them


  • A shocking road tragedy. Hope the rest of the family make a quick physical recovery so they can come start to come to terms with the loss of their little one. I hope this isn’t an incident that the little one wasn’t correctly restrained as is the case far too often.


  • This is so horrible…rip little one


  • Car accidents kill and seriously injure way too many people each year. How very tragic for this family.


  • Very sad, regardless of the exact details.


  • Oh! That’s devastating. Poor little boy! :-(


  • Such very sad news. I hope the mother can forgive herself and realises it wasn’t her fault. Guilt is such a destructive emotion


  • Condolences to the family on the heartbreaking loss of their little boy. Love to the little 6 month old girl who survived. Rip to the little one who lost his life xx


  • This is such a sad sorry.


  • happenning way too often- RIP little Angel


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