A man has died after his hatchback caught fire following a collision with a vehicle carrying a horse in Sydney’s southwest.
Emergency services were called to Menangle Rd in Douglas Park just before 9pm on Saturday.
A northbound Subaru Impreza had collided with a southbound Isuzu D-Max towing a horse trailer, NSW Police said in a statement.
The hatchback burst into flames from the collision.
Despite the attempts of a passing motorist to save the trapped driver, he died at the scene.
The man is yet to be formally identified.
Two men in the ute – a 37-year-old driver and his 57-year-old passenger – were treated at the scene before being taken to Liverpool Hospital in a stable condition.
The horse was not injured.
Officers attached to Camden Police Area Command and Macarthur Traffic and Highway Patrol established a crime scene, closing Menangle Rd for hours while the wreckage was removed.
A post-mortem examination will be conducted in coming days to confirm identity of the deceased driver and establish cause of death, the NSW Police spokesman said.
A report for the coroner will also be prepared.
Anyone with information into the incident or any dashcam footage is urged to call police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.