Four deaths in a week on our roads

A MAN was killed when he lost control of his car and collided with several trees at Yorklea, south of Casino yesterday.

The crash was the fourth fatality in a just over a week on Northern Rivers roads following the deaths of two men in separate incidents at Casino and Upper Main Arm last Saturday, and the death of a woman near Lennox Head on Thursday.

Almost 30 people have died on NSW roads in 2014 compared with 12 over the same period last year.

Emergency services were called to the scene on Ellangowan Rd, nine kilometres from Casino, just after 11am.

When police, paramedics, Yorklea Rural Fire Service and Casino Volunteer Rescue arrived, they found the driver dead at the scene.

Inspector Nicole Bruce said initial reports were the man's silver Subaru station wagon was the only vehicle involved in the incident and police were appealing for any witnesses to the incident.

"The young male driver has left the roadway and collided with a number of trees," she said.

"Crime scene are at the scene investigating the crash and will prepare a report for the coroner."

Meanwhile, family have asked police not to release the name of the 20-year-old Bangalow woman who was killed in a crash on Ross Ln near Lennox Head on Thursday afternoon yet, as they were still notifying relatives.

Any witnesses to the Yorklea crash are urged to contact Lismore police on 6626 0599 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.



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