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Three men have died in two horrific accidents on Northern Rivers roads in the space of 24 hours.

A middle-aged man travelling north on the Pacific Highway, about 4km north of Woodburn, was killed when the car he was travelling in hit a guard rail after colliding with a B-double just before 2pm yesterday afternoon.

The man had to be cut from the wreckage and airlifted to Lismore Base Hospital, where he later died. The driver of the truck was also taken to hospital for blood and urine tests.

At about 5.45am, emergency services were called to Summerland Way at Leeville following a head-on collision between Toyota Hilux and Nissan Navara.

The male driver and passenger of the Hilux, believed to be employees of Casino Meatworks, died at the scene.

The male driver of the Navara was treated at the scene before being taken to Lismore Base Hospital with spinal injuries.

Anyone who witnessed either collision, or the events leading up to them, should contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

 


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