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An 84-year-old man has died in hospital following a horror four-vehicle crash on the M1 at Cudgera Creek, near Pottsville, on Tuesday (January 27) that closed the northbound lanes for several hours.

Around midday a Holden Commodore sedan, being driven south by a 61-year-old man collided with a Toyota Corolla sedan, being driven by a 78-year-old woman. The 84-year-old man was passenger in the second vehicle.

The Corolla then crossed median strip into the northbound lanes, where it collided with a Kia travelling north, driven by a 26-year-old woman and another vehicle driven by an 18-year-old woman.

Emergency services were called and the occupants of the Corolla had to be cut from their car.

They were airlifted to Gold Coast University Hospital, where the 84-year-old man died about 1pm Sunday. (February 1).

The 78-year-old woman remains in hospital.

The remaining drivers and passengers involved in the incident received minor injuries and were taken to Tweed Heads Hospital.

Police from the Far North Coast Crash Investigation Unit continue their inquiries into the incident.

They are urging any witnesses or anyone with information to come forward via Crime Stoppers.

Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au/

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