Courtesy: Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter
Courtesy: Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter

Double fatality near New Italy

AN elderly couple, believed to be in their 60s from Queensland, have been killed in a head-on accident on the Pacific Highway shortly after 8am this morning.

It is believed a 17-year-old male, from the North Coast, was behind the wheel of an older model blue Commodore, which had red P-plates on it. A 17-year-old male was also believed to be in the car.

Police said the young driver crossed over into on-coming traffic and collided with the elderly couple's blue Commodore.

The two young men were taken to Lismore Base Hospital by the Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter in a serious but stable condition.

The accident happened about 15 kilometres south of New Italy. The highway was re-opened at midday.
 

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