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Two people have died after a single-vehicle crash on the highway near Round Mountain yesterday.

The Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter was tasked by NSW Ambulance to a single-vehicle high speed collision on the Pacific Highway near Clothiers Creek south of Tweed Heads on Sunday.

Police were called to the scene after reports stated four people were in a silver Toyota Camry when at about 4.20pm (Sunday 13 August), it left the roadway and collided with a cement bridge and landed in a culvert near Clothiers Creek adjacent the Pacific Highway.

Officers from Tweed/Byron Local Area Command and NSW Ambulance paramedics attended; however, two women, aged 64 and 46, died at the scene.

All northbound lanes of the Pacific Highway were closed near Round Mountain – northbound motorists in light vehicles were being diverted into Cudgera Creek Road, while heavy vehicles used Tweed Valley Way.

A 14 year-old male was treated at the scene by the helicopter critical care medical team and transported by the Westpac Rescue Helicopter to the Gold Coast University Hospital in a stable condition. A 47-year-old man was transported by road Ambulance to Tweed Heads Hospital also in stable condition.

Police from the Ballina Crash Investigation Unit have commenced an investigation and are calling for any witnesses to come forward.

Anyone with information that may assist is urged contact Crime Stoppers.

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


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