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Three people killed in head-on crash on Tasmanian highway

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Three people have died in an early morning head-on crash in northern Tasmania, with two children escaping with minor injuries.

Three people have died in an early morning head-on crash in northern Tasmania, with two children escaping with minor injuries.

The collision at 5.30am has closed a section of the Bass Highway at Carrick, outside of Launceston.

Police said a white Toyota Prado carrying a man and two children crossed over onto the incorrect side of the road and into the path of a silver Mazda BT50 utility.

The male driver of the Prado and two men in the Mazda died at the scene.

The two children in the Prado, aged four and nine months, were taken to Launceston General Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The driver of the Prado is not believed to have been wearing a seatbelt.

"Initial investigations indicate speed is not considered to be a factor in the crash, and drug and alcohol test results are pending," police said a statement.

"Police can confirm the driver of the Prado was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash.

"Our thoughts are with the families and loved ones of those involved in the crash."

Crash investigators remain at the scene.

Source: 9News https://www.9news.com.au/national/tasmania-triple-fatal-three-people-killed-in-bass-highway-crash-in-carrick/e13e8f65-c250-4dfa-853d-f32db3621d7f

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