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April 18, 2021

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Two men lost their lives in road crashes in the northern rivers at the weekend.

A 22-year-old man died on Sunday after crashing into a tree near Chinderah, on the far north coast of New South Wales.

Police investigating the crash said the accident happened about 8.45am when a Mazda sedan traveling south on the Pacific Motorway at Chinderah left the road and struck a tree.

The driver and sole occupant, a 22-year-old man, died at the scene.

One lane of the Pacific Highway was closed while investigations took place.

Police said a report would be prepared for the coroner and asked that any witnesses come forward.

Meanwhile, a 65-year-old man was discovered dead in his car on Sunday after police were contacted by the man’s partner, who was concerned he had not arrived home.

Officers conducted a search of the area and located a Toyota Landcruiser down an embankment off Afterlee Road, Afterlee. The body of the 65-year-old male driver was located in the vehicle.

Initial investigations indicate the Landcruiser had crossed onto the incorrect side of the road and down the embankment, before hitting trees.

Police from Richmond Local Area Command are investigating the circumstances surrounding the crash and are appealing for anyone who may have information to come forward.


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