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Ambulance: Operations commander car. Rob Wright/The Coffs Coast Advoc

Fatal crash at Tyndale claims young man’s life

POLICE have launched an investigation following a fatal crash on the state’s north coast overnight.

About 10.30pm (Tuesday 15 March 2016), a Toyota Camry sedan was heading north on the Pacific Highway, Tyndale, when it collided with a Holden Commodore sedan travelling in the opposite direction.

A semi trailer that was travelling south bound also collided with the Camry.

The Camry driver, a 19-year-old man was pulled from his vehicle by passing motorists who rendered first aid; however, he died at the scene.

The Holden driver, a 47-year-old man, was travelling in the vehicle with his 14-year-old son.

They were treated at the scene by NSW Ambulance Paramedics and taken to Grafton Base Hospital and Lismore Base Hospital. Their injuries are not considered life-threatening.

The truck driver, a 52-year-old man, was not injured in the collision and was taken to Grafton Base Hospital for mandatory blood and urine tests.

A crime scene was established at the location and examined by specialist forensic officers.

Investigations into the matter are continuing and a report will be prepared for the information of the Coroner.

The Pacific Highway has been reopened.



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