A critical incident investigation has been launched following the death of a man in a crash at Tweed Heads yesterday.
Just before 9.30pm (Thursday, 27 September, 2018), officers from the Tweed Byron Police District identified a Mazda hatch traveling above the speed limit on the M1.
The officers attempted to pursue the car for a short time, however the pursuit was terminated due to the manner of driving.
Police later found the Mazda had left the road and crashed into a tree.
No other vehicles were involved in the crash and the driver was suffering significant injuries.
The driver, a 22-year-old man, was taken to Tweed Heads Hospital where he died.
A critical incident team comprising officers from an independent Police District will investigate the circumstances surrounding the crash.
That investigation will be subject to independent review.
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