6AM: Police are continuing their inquiries into a fatal crash at Glenugie, south of Grafton, on Thursday.
The crash happened about 2.30pm and well into the night traffic was still being diverted around the scene as the investigation and clean-up continued.
Meanwhile, this morning the Pacific Motorway is closed northbound at Chinderah on the NSW far north coast following an accident involving a B-double truck.
Northbound traffic is being diverted onto Tweed Valley Way, however this diversion via Murwillimbah is not suitable for vehicles over 19 metres which are being parked. Southbound traffic is not affected at this stage. Emergency services and traffic crews are on site.
Motorists are advised to avoid the area and allow plenty of additional travel time as traffic in the area is already building.
3.55PM Thursday: A MAN is dead and two injured after a serious two-vehicle crash at Glenugie.
Emergency services were called to the Pacific Highway at Glenugie at about 2.15pm after a crash between a Holden Colorado and Toyota Hilux.
The driver of the Colorado died at the scene.
His female passenger freed herself from the vehicle and was taken to Coffs Harbour Hospital. Her condition isn't known.
The driver of the Hilux was airlifted to Gold Coast Hospital in a critical condition.
The Pacific Highway remains closed in both directions while investigations continue.
A report will be prepared for the Coroner.
Southbound traffic is affected on the Pacific Highway at Chatsworth Island about five kilometres north of the Harwood Bridge after another crash.
The highway is expected to be closed for hours to come.
The earlier crash at Ulmarra has been cleared.
EARLIER: TWO CRASHES have closed the Pacific Highway in two places this afternoon.
The Pacific Highway is closed in both directions at Glenugie, just south of the Wooli turn-off, due to a serious two-vehicle accident.
At Ulmarra, southbound traffic is affected by a two-vehicle crash.
The serious crash at Glenugie happened near the Old Pacific Highway, and the Transport Management Centre said motorists are being diverted onto the Old Pacific Highway, which is suitable for all vehicles.
Emergency services and traffic crews are on site at both crashes, and motorists are advised to allow additional travel time.
Due to the seriousness of the Glenugie accident, the highway is expected to remain closed for some time.
More to come.