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Further details following Friday's horror M-1 multi-vehicle crash

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Investigators will rely on dental records to determine the identities of the two people who died in Friday afternoon's horrific multi vehicle crash on the M1 at West Wollongong.

Police say the investigation is ongoing.

A 65-year-old Lansdowne man will front Wollongong Local Court on July 23 after being charged with two counts of dangerous driving occasioning death and negligent driving occasioning death.

It's been revealed an Ambulance Chaplin was called to assist Emergency Services and witnesses involved in Friday's crash.

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Meantime, a new National Office of Road Safety is in operation to help curb the rising road toll.

The new office will administer funds to develop strategies and programs to help reduce the number of fatalities on our roads.

Michael Bradley from the Australian Automobile Association says road trauma numbers are too high.

"Road safety puts a hundred Australian's in hospital every day and it puts a hundred Australian's in their grave every month.

"This is a problem which can not be allowed to continue at this rate in a country as wealthy as ours," Bradley said.

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