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Fatal crash closes Majura Road

A man has died after his sedan collided head-on with a semi-trailer in Majura on Monday afternoon. 

Majura Road was closed to traffic in both directions following the crash at about 1.20pm, and remained closed until just after 9pm on Monday night.

Superintendent Ben Cartwright said the yellow Subaru was travelling north along Majura Road, and the semi-trailer was heading south, when they collided about one kilometre north of Majura Park.

The male driver of the sedan was killed in the collision. Police were still attempting to contact his relatives at 3pm.

His identity was not expected to be released until Tuesday. 

The driver of the semi-trailer has been taken to Canberra Hospital, although Superintendent Cartwright said he was not badly injured. 


Superintendent Cartwright said the accident appeared to be a head-on collision, with both vehicles sustaining significant damage. 

"Please, take care out there on the roads. It doesn't matter whether it's a fine day like today. You all have a responsibility to drive safely on our roads, so please do so," he said.

There were no passengers in either vehicle.

The man was the sixth person to die on ACT roads this year.

The road has been closed in both directions, with diversions in place, as police investigate the accident. Police urge drivers to avoid the area. 

All traffic onto Majura Road from Federal Highway and Horse Park Drive was blocked for almost eight hours with diversions in place for much of Monday afternoon. 

The man is the sixth person to die on ACT roads this year.

Police have urged anyone who may have witnessed the accident or anyone with information to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Family or close friends are invited to reflect on or pay tribute to this person's life by contacting The Canberra Times via or 6280 2211