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Three people have been involved in a horrifying crash today, leaving two dead and one in critical condition, police said.

Police on Wednesday said a car crashed into a tree and caught fire along the Pacific Highway in Bonville, 25 km south of Coffs Harbour, around 12:40 am.

The driver, a woman police believed to be aged 20, and a 21-year-old male passenger, were reportedly unable to escape the burning car and died before paramedics could reach them.

A second passenger, another man aged aged 20, was able to free himself after the crash.

Police said he was taken to Coffs Harbour Health Campus in critical condition.

Officers in the area were investigating the crash and urging any witnesses or anyone with footage to contact Coffs Harbour Police station or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 immediately.


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