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A woman has died and six other people have been injured after a two car collision near Macksville on Friday (April 3).

About 5.30pm emergency services including the Life Saver Rescue Helicopter were called to Pacific Highway approximately five km south of the town after reports two cars had collided head-on.

A woman, travelling as a passenger in the southbound car, died at the scene.

Four males travelling in the northbound vehicle and two males travelling in the southbound vehicle were all taken to hospital for treatment to various injuries.

The 28-year-old driver of the southbound car will undergo mandatory testing.

Those travelling in the northbound car are understood to be French Nationals while those travelling in the southbound car – with the exception of the driver – are Indian Nationals.

As of Friday evening the highway was still closed in both directions at the accident site and light vehicles were being diverted via Upper Warrell Creek Road.

The Traffic Management Centre reports Upper Warrell Creek road is windy and there are several wooden bridges on the road. Motorists are urged to exercise caution but there are no significant delays on the diversion route.

Heavy vehicles must be parked until the road reopens.

For the latest on road closures motorists should check www.livetraffic.com.

The woman’s death is the first to be recorded on NSW roads during Operation Tortoise.


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