Police are appealing for witnesses to a horror three-vehicle crash on the Pacific Highway near Woodburn early on Saturday morning in which two people died.
Emergency service were called around 11am on Saturday to the scene of the accident which involved a B-double truck, a four-wheel-drive vehicle and a large dual-cab ute.
The driver of the ute, a 41-year-old man, and the passenger of the 4WD, a 72-year-old woman, died at the scene.
A 34-year-old woman, who was the front seat passenger of the ute, was airlifted to Gold Coast Hospital where she remains in a critical condition.
The 4WD driver, a 69-year-old man, was taken to a local hospital with non life-threatening injuries.
Three children from the ute were taken to hospital with minor injuries.
The 50-year-old truck driver was not injured but was taken to Lismore Base Hospital where he underwent mandatory blood and urine testing.
Police from Richmond Local Area Command and the Crash Investigation Unit are investigating the circumstances surrounding the crash.
Investigators are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the incident or the events leading up to it to come forward.
Police are urging anyone with information about this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.