Update: All lanes of the Summerland Way have reopened at Junction Hill (north of Grafton) after an earlier fatal car crash between Pine Street and North Street.
Local diversions have been lifted and traffic has returned to normal in the area.
Original report: A woman has died after a head-on crash in the Northern Rivers just before 11am today (Tuesday March 5).
Emergency services were called to the Summerland Way, Junction Hill, about 5km north of Grafton, after reports a black Peugeot and a white Mazda had crashed head-on.
The 79-year-old female driver of the Mazda died at the scene. She has not yet been formally identified.
The 18-year-old female driver of the Peugeot was taken to Grafton Hospital for treatment for minor injuries and is assisting police with inquiries.
Officers from Coffs/Clarence Police District and the Crash Investigation Unit are at the scene and investigating the circumstances surrounding the crash.
A report will be prepared for the Coroner.
Motorists are urged to avoid the area as Summerland Way is expected to remain closed in both directions for a number of hours with diversions in place.
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