Crash that killed three leaves woman trapped in car

THREE people were confirmed dead another woman remained trapped in a car  following a crash in the NSW Hunter region.

The Golden Hwy remained closed in both directions at Jerry Plains where two cars crashed in the late afternoon.

Few details had been released about the age and sex of the victims.

Paramedics were trying to free a woman, who was believed to be in her 50s and two emergency helicopters were on standby.