The scene of a double fatal accident on Kyogle Road, 15km west of Uki.
The scene of a double fatal accident on Kyogle Road, 15km west of Uki.

Police begin sad duty after two women killed in crash near Uki

By SAMANTHA HEALY

POLICE had the unenviable task of informing two seperate families that their loved ones would never make it home, after a double fatal crash near Uki late yesterday.

The crash, involving a white sedan and a motorcycle occured at about 4pm on Kyogle Road, 15 kilometres west of Uki, killing the woman driving the car and the woman riding the motorcycle instantly.

Tarpaulines hid the horrible truth from passing motorists but police and rescuers at the scene were clearly moved by the tragedy; the worst crash on Tweed roads in months.

While it was too early to tell what caused the accident, police said it was believed the sedan had crossed the dual carriage road into the path of the oncoming motorcycle.

It was believed the sedan was travelling west towards Kyogle and the motorcycle was travelling east towards Uki. Both victims are believed to be local women, both with families.

The winding Kyogle Road runs from Murwillumbah to Kyogle. The crash happened in a relatively isolated area of Tweed Shire. The road was dry and relatively straight with only a slight bend and decline.

Last night, under spotlights provided by the Tweed District Rescue Squad, forensic officers from the Ballina Crash Investigation Unit closed the Kyogle Road to collect evidence and to determine how the crash claimed the lives of the two women.



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