A 29-year-old Byron Bay woman has died as a result of injuries she received in a single-vehicle accident near Byron Bay late on Tuesday night.
The woman has been named as Alex Ryder, who worked as a waitress at Newrybar’s Harvest Cafe, which was closed yesterday.
AAP reported that Alex had been taking a drive with her best friend in a Honda Accord and standing up through the car’s sun roof when it ran off the road at Skinners Shoot and crashed into trees.
She received horrific injuries and taken by ambulance to Byron Bay Hospital in a critical condition before being airlifted by the Westpac Lifesaver rescue helicopter to the Gold Coast University Hospital, where she died around 12.30pm yesterday (Thursday).
The 22-year-old driver, an Alstonville woman, was taken to Byron Bay Hospital where she was released soon after being assessed with no serious injuries. Mandatory blood and urine tests were also conducted and police are still waiting for the results.
Police are investigating the cause of the crash.
Anyone with any information is urged to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.