A young girl has died and her grandmother has been seriously injured in a crash near Murwillumbah yesterday afternoon after the car they were travelling in hit a tree.
At about 5.30pm, the 62-year-old woman was driving her six-year-old granddaughter west on the Kyogle Road at Dum Dum (near Murwillumbah).
As the vehicle approached a lefthand bend in the road she lost control of the car.
Two cyclists who were riding past managed to free the young girl from the car. Police and an off-duty nurse quickly arrived on the scene and commenced CPR.
The girl was taken by ambulance to Tweed Heads Hospital but sadly passed away.
Her grandmother was airlifted to hospital suffering serious leg injures.
Her injures are not considered life threatening and she remains in a stable condition.
Police are appealing for the two cyclists to contact Tweed/Byron Police.
Anyone else who may have information that could assist the investigation is urged to contact officers at Tweed/Byron Local Area Command on 6672 9499, or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
Inquiries are continuing.