Woman, 25, and a man are arrested after father died in a high-speed crash

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Woman, 25, and a man are arrested after father died in high-speed crash with a tanker while escaping a gunman Police have arrested a man, 34, over car crash on Wednesday south of Sydney  Andrew Russell has been charged with murder following the car chase  Young father Daniel Merrett was killed when vehicle he was in hit petrol tanker  Police allege Merrett and others in the vehicle were being pursued before crash  

By Aap and Adam Mccleery For Daily Mail Australia

Published: 04:17 BST, 23 May 2019 | Updated: 05:41 BST, 23 May 2019

A man has been charged with murder following a car chase and fatal crash that claimed the life of a father on a southern NSW highway.

Police say a Ford Territory was travelling on the Princes Highway, south of Wollongong, when it struck a petrol tanker at about 2.20am on Saturday.

Daniel Merrett, 27 - also known as Daniel Clulow - died at the scene.

The 25-year-old female driver, believed to be Mr Merrett's sister, and two other passengers - a man and a woman also aged 25 - were rushed to hospital where they remain in a stable condition. 

A GoFundMe page has been set up by one of Mr Merrett's (pictured) childhood friends to help his young family with funeral arrangements after the crash claimed the man's life

A GoFundMe page has been set up by one of Mr Merrett's (pictured) childhood friends to help his young family with funeral arrangements after the crash claimed the man's life 

Police are searching for Holly Green, 25, (pictured) in connection to the fatal traffic crash on Saturday night

Police are searching for Holly Green, 25, (pictured) in connection to the fatal traffic crash on Saturday night 

Investigators believe the Ford Territory SUV was being pursued by a silver Toyota Corolla when it smashed into the truck. 

Detectives began a search for occupants of the Toyota and on Wednesday afternoon arrested two people - Andrew Russell, 34, and a 25-year-old woman. 

The man was charged with murder and armed robbery. He was refused bail to

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