A man has died after a single car crash at Casino in the early hours of New Year’s morning, after the vehicle in which he was travelling hit an electrical supply box and caught fire.
The vehicle was travelling east on Sextonville Road at about 2.45am, when it left the road and collided with the electrical supply box, near the intersection of Lakeside Drive,
The car then rolled, trapping two of its three occupants.
A female passenger managed to free herself from the wreck. The male driver and male front seat passenger were trapped in the vehicle, which caught fire.
Neighbours notified emergency services.
Police pulled the driver from the vehicle but due to the flames they were unable to reach the passenger.
The male passenger, believed to be in his 20s, died at the scene.
The female passenger was treated at the scene by NSW Ambulance paramedics for suspected back injuries.
Both were taken to Lismore Base Hospital. The driver will also undergo mandatory testing.
Officers from the Crash Investigation Unit will continue inquiries into the events leading up to the crash.
Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au.