One dead in car-truck accident, Tumbulgum

Updated: A driver has died after a motor vehicle collision at Tumbulgum on Wednesday morning (May 31).

About 7.00am, a car and a tip truck were involved in a head-on collision on the Tweed Valley Way, Tumbulgum.

The 45-year-old male driver of the SUV died at the scene, and the 38-year-old driver of the tip truck was airlifted to Gold Coast University Hospital with serious leg injuries.

Officers from Tweed/Byron Local Area Command established a crime scene with specialist crash investigators in attendance.

The road has since reopened but investigations are continuing and police are appealing for witnesses to contact Tweed/Byron Police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Original report: One person has died and another has been seriously injured following a collision between a car and truck on the Tweed Valley Way near Tumbulgum earlier this morning

The Westpac Rescue Helicopter is presently on the scene preparing to transport a 41-year-old male, who has been freed from one of the vehicles, to Gold Coast University Hospital.

The condition of the patient is unknown at this stage.

Tweed Valley Way is closed in both directions.

Northbound motorists can divert at Clothiers Creek Rd.

Southbound motorists can divert at Riverside Dr.

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