Two women die in crash

THREE children have been robbed of their mothers after a tragic single-vehicle crash which left two women dead on Wooli Road near Grafton yesterday.

The two Queensland women were killed when the four-wheel-drive they were travelling in rolled on a sweeping left-hand bend about six kilometres from the Pacific Highway about 11.30am.

The women were travelling in the front of the vehicle, while the children, believed to be between the ages of 10 and 15, were travelling in the back seat.

An emergency worker who attended the scene said the occupants, who were holidaying in Wooli, were on their way back to the seaside village from church when the crash occurred.

The eastbound vehicle ended up on its roof in a ditch on the opposite side of the road. The cause of the crash was unknown last night.

Wooli Road, officially known as Eight Mile Lane, was closed in both directions for five hours as accident investigators studied the scene.

Badly shaken by the tragedy, one emergency worker said he consoled a 15-year-old girl at the scene. One of the deceased women was the mother of two of the young female passengers, while the other victim was the mother of the third young girl.

The girls suffered minor injuries and were taken to Grafton Base Hospital.

Police will prepare a report for the NSW Coroner.



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