A woman and two children died in a crash at Central Mangrove on Tuesday night.
Shortly before 10pm, a Toyota Prado being driven by a woman with five children on board was travelling on Wisemans Ferry Rd, left the roadway and crashed down an embankment as it was approaching Nurses Rd.
A motorist travelling on Wisemans Ferry Rd came across the crash and notified emergency services.
Officers from Brisbane Water Police District and Central Coast Traffic and Highway Patrol attended along with NSW Ambulance paramedics.
The driver, a 32-year-old woman, and two children – a six-year-old girl and 10-year-old boy – died at the scene.
A further three children – boys aged one, five, and nine – were treated at the scene before being airlifted to John Hunter Hospital where they remain in stable conditions.
The driver of the Hyundai Accent, a 37-year-old man, was taken to hospital for mandatory testing.
Inquiries continue into the circumstances surrounding the crash with a report to be prepared for the information of the Coroner.
Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au.
Media release, Sep 22
NSW Police media