Police are investigating a fiery road crash in South Australia that has left two people dead.
The crash, involving a B-double truck and a Ford ute, occurred on the highway between Pimba and Glendambo in the state’s far north about 12.15pm yesterday.

Both vehicles caught fire following the collision.

The fiery crash has damaged the highway, forcing its closure. (Nine)
Two people died at the scene, while a third is in hospital in a critical condition. (Nine)

The Stuart Highway in the state’s far north will remain closed for up to a week after the road surface was left badly damaged by the crash and subsequent fire.

The driver of the ute – a 23-year-old man from the ACT – and a passenger in the truck – a 57-year-old woman from Para Vista in South Australia – died at the scene.

The truck driver, a 49-year-old man also from Para Vista, was airlifted to the Royal Adelaide Hospital in a critical condition.

Police crash Investigators flew to the scene from Adelaide to investigate the crash.

Police are investigating the deadly crash in South Australia’s far north. (Nine)

The two deaths brings the number of lives lost on South Australian roads so far this year to 20, compared with 17 the previous year.

North-bound traffic on the Stuart Highway is being diverted at Pimba and vehicles travelling south towards Adelaide are being diverted at Coober Pedy.

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