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Police  investigating a fatal collision near Newybar on Friday say rain was a factor in the accident.

About 10.15pm ( June 26), an 18-year-old woman was driving a Hyundai north along Pacific Highway about two kilometres south of Bangalow, and  collided with a Toyota Camry travelling in the opposite direction.

The Hyundai driver died at the scene.

The Camry driver, a man aged 63, and a female passenger suffered minor injuries and were taken to Lismore Base Hospital. The driver underwent mandatory blood and urine testing.

Emergency services attended and officers from Tweed/Byron Local Area Command commenced an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the collision.

Inspector Greg Jago said the Hyundai had crossed onto the wrong side of the road and collided with the Toyota in wet conditions.

‘There was a wet roadway and at the time of the collision it was actually raining,’ he told ABC radio.

The Pacific Highway was closed for three hours..

A report will be prepared for the information of the Coroner.

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.

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  1. Again we read off a young inexperienced person, driving on wet roads late at light, especially on that stretch of highway which can be dangerous at the best of times, even for experienced drivers.

    If that had been an 85 year old who’d crashed there would be an outcry against older people being allowed to drive. Yet, the young get a single headline when they kill themselves and we all move on.


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