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Man killed in Pacific Highway smash

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A man has died after a collision between a truck and a car on the Pacific Highway at Halfway Creek yesterday evening.

Emergency services were called to the spot between Coffs Harbour and Grafton about 6.30pm.

The male driver, and sole occupant of the sedan, died at the scene.

The highway was closed for almost 12 hours over night while police investigated the cause of the accident.

Echonetdaily understands it is the same spot where a woman was killed in an accident earlier in the year.

The truck driver was taken to Grafton Base Hospital for mandatory testing.

Another accident earlier in the day closed the highway at Sharks Creek, north of Grafton, for about three hours.

A woman was airlifted to hospital following that accident.

Police are urging anyone with information about either incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: https://www1.police.nsw.gov.au/.


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  1. So another fatality involving a truck. Where is OHand S. If there were three fatalities in as many weeks in any other working sector there would be a shut down of the whole operation. As a carpenter I have to spend hundreds of dollars every year on electric safety checks on my tools. an OHand s requirement, when was the last time someone died or even seriously hurt from an electric fault. Yet the trucking industry is responsible for literally hundreds of deaths each year and I never hear of in depth investigation’s into causes or culpability


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