The scene of an horrific crash on the Bruxner Highway. Photo Cath Adams / The Northern Star
The scene of an horrific crash on the Bruxner Highway. Photo Cath Adams / The Northern Star Samantha Elley

Inquiries continue into Casino crash on Bruxner Highway

POLICE investigating a fatal crash on the Bruxner Highway near Casino are re-appealing for witnesses to come forward.

About 1.20pm yesterday (Friday 18 December 2015), a red Mazda 323 was travelling west on the Bruxner Highway, about 10km east of Casino, when it collided with a white Subaru Liberty.

As a result of the collision the Mazda was torn in half. A four-year-old girl in the back seat received fatal injuries and died at the scene.

Her sister, aged two, was also in the back seat received serious injuries and was taken to Lismore Hospital before being transferred to Lady Cilento Children's Hospital where she has since regained consciousness and is speaking to her parents.

The 18-year-old female driver of the Mazda was taken to Lismore Hospital with a laceration to her arm.

The seven-year-old female front seat passenger was also taken to Lismore Hospital suffering shock.

The driver and front seat passenger were unrelated to the back seat passengers.

The 81-year-old male driver of the Subaru, who was the sole occupant, was taken to Lismore Hospital with sternum injuries and is expected to be released today.

Police from Richmond Local Area Command attended the scene and diversions were in place for about seven hours whilst inquiries took place.

Far North Coast Crash Investigation Unit are investigating the crash and are appealing for any witnesses who have not yet spoken to police to come forward.

A report is being prepared for the Coroner.

Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au/ Information you provide will be treated in the strictest of confidence. We remind people they should not report crime information via our Facebook and Twitter pages.



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