Major crash investigators are currently at the scene of a fatal crash in the State’s South East.
Just after 11 pm, police and emergency services were called to a single car crash at the intersection of Clay Wells Road and the Princes Highway at Clay Wells where a Hyundai SUV , had left the road and crashed into an embankment.
Tragically a 2 year old child died later at hospital.
The 24 year old driver and her 40 year old passenger, were taken to the Mount Gambier Hospital with minor injuries.
All occupants were from Ballarat.
The Princess Highway will be closed between the Penola to Beachport Rd and Naracoorte Highway.
The Robe to Penola Rd is also closed between the Naracoorte Highway and the Beachport to Penola Rd.
Diversions are in place and motorists are advised to avoid the area and use the Southern Ports Highway.
The child’s death takes the State’s road toll to 105 as compared to 97 for the same time last year.
Source: Press release from SAPOL