A critical incident investigation has been launched after a fatal crash near Grafton on Tuesday (April 25).
About 8.40pm police attended Lillypool Road, Bom Bom, after receiving information about a concern for welfare.
Police noticed a vehicle matching the description of a car they were concerned about travelling in the opposite direction.
Police did a u-turn as the other vehicle drove away. A short time later police located the vehicle crashed into a tree.
The male driver was trapped and died at the scene.
A crime scene has been established at the location, which will be examined by specialist forensic officers.
A critical incident team from the Northern Region will now investigate all circumstances surrounding the incident.
A brief will be prepared for the information of the Coroner.
Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward. Anyone who can assist police should contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au/.