Police call for witnesses to Mummulgum fatal crash

POLICE are appealing for witnesses who may have seen two cars on the Bruxner Hwy near Mummulgum minutes before they were involved in a fatal crash on Saturday.

A police media spokeswoman said about 5.30pm a white Ford Festiva, travelling east along the Bruxner Hwy, and a red Toyota Aurion travelling west, collided.

Paramedics, police, the Casino Volunteer Rescue Association and the Mummulgum Rural Fire Service brigade were called to the scene, about 1km east of Mummulgum, at 5.45pm.

When emergency services arrived at the scene they found the Ford, driven by a 46-year-old Bonalbo man, up an embankment and on its side.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene and a report will be prepared for the coroner.

The driver of the Toyota, a 73-year-old Bonalbo man, sustained serious injuries and was treated at the scene by paramedics before being taken to Lismore Base Hospital.

It is believed the driver of the Ford came over a hill, around a corner and crossed to the incorrect side of the road, before colliding with the Toyota in dry conditions.

A crime scene was established, which was examined by specialist officers from Far North Coast Crash Investigation Unit, to determine how the crash happened.

Investigators are appealing for any witnesses who saw either vehicle before the incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.



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