The two men who died in a car crash east of Temora on Sunday night did not live in the area, according to police.
Police have yet to formally identify the male driver and passenger due to the injuries they suffered in the single-vehicle crash and subsequent fire.
Temora Sergeant Gerard Horsley said the cause of the crash was also still under investigation.
“(The deceased) were not from the Temora area. We are still trying to confirm identification at the moment due to the severe injuries,” he said.
“The cause is still being investigated. We have had the forensic services out there taking it all into account.
“It was possibly fatigue or inattention. There was no sign that other vehicles were involved. It was just a single vehicle collision.”
Temora Shire mayor Rick Firman said people in the town had been worried that one of their friends or neighbours had been involved in the tragedy and a lot of phones had been ringing.
“It’s very, very sad, even though they weren’t from here,” he said.
“It makes you sick in the stomach to think that something like that has happened in the area.
“We’re praying that the families can get through it.”
Emergency services rushed to the Burley Griffin Way near Bakers Road, about five kilometres east Temora town at about 6.30pm on Sunday.
When they arrived, they discovered a Holden Commodore off the road, where it had collided with a tree before being engulfed in flames.
The driver died at the scene, police said, while a male passenger was pulled from the wreckage.