Local couple identified as Pacific Hwy crash victims
TUESDAY 10.00am: THE man and woman who lost their lives in the double fatality at South Grafton on the Pacific Hwy on Monday afternoon have been identified as a local Grafton couple.
The north-bound Holden Astra they were travelling in left the roadway and rolled multiple times coming to rest in a roadside table drain near Tyson St around 2.30pm.
Police said the woman, 62, a passenger in the vehicle died at the scene.
The male driver, 67, was taken to Coffs Harbour Base Hospital in a critical condition, but died a short time later.
Lismore-based Crash Scene Investigators examined the crash scene and are working to establish the cause.
The crash happened in an 80kmh speed zone and it's understood the vehicle failed to negotiate a right hand bend in the road.
That stretch of the Pacific Hwy has been the scene of fatal accidents on a number of occasions.
In November, 2013, a man died about 300 north of Tyson St when his vehicle crashed head-on into a truck.
6.00pm: A second person has died following a crash at South Grafton.
Emergency services were called to the Pacific Highway just after 2.30pm today after a Holden sedan left the road and crashed into a drain.
The passenger - a 62-year-old woman - died at the scene.
The 67-year-old male driver was taken to Coffs Harbour Health Campus where he died a short time later.
Officers from Coffs/Clarence Local Area Command and the Crash Investigation Unit are investigating the circumstances surrounding the crash.
Investigators will prepare a report for the Coroner.
3.45pm: A WOMAN is confirmed dead and a man seriously injured after a single car crash at South Grafton this afternoon.
The car was believed to be travelling north on the Pacific Hwy when it rolled multiple times near Tyson St.
Speed is thought to be a factor.
No identities have been released.
Full story in tomorrow's DEX.
3.30pm: ONE person is believed dead after a single vehicle crash at South Grafton at 2.30pm today.
A car, believed to be carrying two passengers, was travelling north on the Pacific Hwy and rolled near Tyson St.
It is believed a man was driving the car and has been taken to Coffs Harbour Hospital in a serious condition.
The passenger is believed to be deceased.
Initial investigations indicate speed was a factor.
3PM, MONDAY: EMERGENCY crews are attending a serious single vehicle rollover on the Pacific Hwy near Tyson St, South Grafton.
The car was believed to be heading north and reports indicate it to be carrying two passengers.
A DEX reporter is on scene right now.
More information as soon as it comes to hand.