B-double crash kills man, closes highway

Police will prepare a report for the coroner after the death of a man in a crash between a Kombi kan and a b-double on the Pacific Highway last night.

About 10pm (Thursday 9 June 2016), emergency services were called to the Pacific Highway, Woolgoolga following reports of a crash.

Police have been told a b-double travelling north and a Volkswagen van travelling south collided.

The driver of the Volkswagen, a 47-year-old man, died at the scene.

The driver of the truck, a 44-year-old man, was not injured. He was taken to Coffs Harbour Hospital for mandatory blood and urine testing.

A third vehicle sustained minor damage after the initial impact, however, the driver was uninjured.

Officers from Coffs Clarence Local Area Command attended and a crime scene was established.

The Pacific Highway was closed in both directions for several hours while the scene was examined and cleared.

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: I

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