Latest update: Arrest made after fatal crash near Lucindale

A man has been arrested following a fatal crash which claimed the lives of two people on Tuesday.

About 12.45pm on Tuesday March 12, police and emergency services were called to Lucindale Road approximately 25km west of Naracoorte after a van and SUV collided.

The crash sparked a fire which incinerated both vehicles.

Sadly two people travelling in the SUV, a 60-year-old man and a 49-year-old woman, both from Kingston SE, died at the scene.

The driver of the van, a 35-year-old man from Naracoorte was taken to the local Naracoorte Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. He was arrested and charged today (Wednesday March 13) and charged with two counts of causing death by dangerous driving, and was bailed to appear in the Naracoorte Magistrates Court on May 10.

The two deaths bring the state's road to 24 compared to 15 at the same time last year.

Earlier Wednesday:

Police are investigating a fatal crash which claimed the lives of two people Tuesday afternoon between Naracoorte and Lucindale.

At 12.45pm on Tuesday March 12, police and emergency services were called to Lucindale Road approximately 25km west of Naracoorte after a van and SUV collided.

The crash sparked a fire which incinerated both vehicles.

Sadly two people travelling in the SUV, a 60-year-old man and a 49-year-old woman, both from Kingston SE, died at the scene.

The driver of van, a 35-year-old man from Naracoorte was taken to the local Naracoorte Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Lucindale Road was closed to all traffic while Major Crash investigators examined the crash site and vehicles.

The two deaths bring the State's road to 24 compared to 15 at the same time last year.

(Please note: below map is indicative of Lucindale Road area only, does not indicate site of accident)

ORIGINAL STORY:

Police and emergency services are attending the scene of a serious crash between Lucindale and Naracoorte.

At 12.45pm Tuesday March 12, emergency services were called to Lucindale Road approximately 30km west of Naracoorte after two cars collided.

Lucindale Road will be closed to all traffic and police are asking motorists to avoid the area.

CFS alerts reported that several CFS appliances were sent to the accident scene.

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