FATAL CRASH: Police appeal for witnesses

The scene of a car crash on Ellis Road near Alstonville.
The scene of a car crash on Ellis Road near Alstonville. Marc Stapelberg

TUESDAY 1.45pm: POLICE are appealing to anyone who saw yesterday's fatal, head-on crash near Alstonville yesterday evening to assist with their on-going investigation into the crash.

Richmond Local Area Command's Inspector Nicole Bruce said so far the only eye-witness account officers have obtained was from the 27-year-old woman driving the other car involved.

Insp Bruce said 'independent versions' of the incident can help police 'paint a clearer picture' of how the crash occurred.

"It's always beneficial to have other witnesses," Insp Bruce said.

She said an officer from Sydney would conduct a mechanical exam on the car of the 34-year-old man who died to determine whether there was a failure with the car at the time of the collision.

The woman and the 18 month old child in the other car were not seriously injured.


MONDAY 5.10pm: POLICE have confirmed a 34 year-old man has died after a head-on crash on Ellis Road near Alstonville. He was the sole occupant in the car.

Officers remain on scene, investigating how crash unfolded.

A woman and an 18-month old from the second vehicle have been conveyed to Lismore Base Hospital for precautionary checks.

The woman will also undergo mandatory drug and alcohol testing.

Anyone who witnessed the crash are urged to contact Lismore Police, 6626 0599 or Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000


MONDAY 4.34pm: EMERGENCY services have rushed to a serious two-car crash near Rous.

Police, Rural Fire Service and paramedics were called to Ellis Rd near Rous Cemetery Rd, Rous about 3.50pm.

The scene of a car crash on Ellis Road near Alstonville.
The scene of a car crash on Ellis Road near Alstonville. Marc Stapelberg

Paramedics are treating 18 month child and another woman at the scene who are expected to be transported to Lismore Base Hospital.

The condition of the others involved in the crash are unknown at this stage.

More to come.

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