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Officers attached to the North Coast Crash Investigation Unit discovered the 36-year-old man had been disqualified from driving until April 2030.

The driver of the other car, 28-year-old Shaun Zager and his two children, Kaleb, six, and Zara, five, were killed while waiting in their parked car on McDonalds Bridge Road, Dyraaba, on Tuesday morning.

Shortly after 8am a Magna sedan struck the car, killing all of the occupants.

The driver of the Magna, his four-year-old son and three-year-old daughter, were taken to Lismore Base Hospital. The driver provided mandatory blood and urine samples and left the hospital.

He was arrested at a home in Kyogle yesterday (5 June) and taken to Lismore Police Station.

The Magna driver was charged with driving while disqualified and was refused bail.

No charges relating to the crash have yet been laid, as investigations into the cause are ongoing.

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