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The scene of the accident at Byron Bay interchange on the Pacific Highway on 19 February. Photo Jeff Dawson

The woman injured in the recent multi-vehicle crash on the Pacific Highway near the Byron Bay turnoff at Ewingsdale died in Tweed Hospital on Sunday.

The 64-year-old woman, from Salamander Bay, near Newcastle, suffered serious lower-body injuries in the accident on the roadworks section of the highway upgrade on 19 February, involving two heavy vehicles.

The 42-year-old driver of one of the heavy vehicles, who suffered fractured legs and hips, is still recovering in a Queensland hospital.

Police are investigating the accident and have urged any witnesses who have not yet spoken to investigators to call Byron Bay police on 6685 9499 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.


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