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New South Wales police are investigating after a fatal two-vehicle crash at Ballina on the weekend.

About 2.30pm (Saturday, January 8), emergency services were called to the Bruxner Highway at Ballina, following reports a Toyota van and a ute had collided.

The driver and sole occupant of the ute – a man believed to be aged in his 60s – died at the scene.

The driver of the van – a man believed to be aged in his 40s – was taken to Gold Coast University Hospital with serious injuries.

The male passenger of the van was taken to Lismore Base Hospital with minor injuries.

Officers attached to Richmond Police District established a crime scene and commenced an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the crash.

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

 


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