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Man, 20, killed in Eungella crash

Emergency services investigate the scene of a crash that claimed the life of a 20-year-old man and left two teens injured.
Emergency services investigate the scene of a crash that claimed the life of a 20-year-old man and left two teens injured. John Gass

UPDATED 3.20pm:  POLICE are continuing investigations into a fatal car crash at Eungella this morning that claimed the life of a 20-year-old man.

A crash investigation unit from Ballina had been at the scene since 9am, but the cause of the crash remains unknown.

It's unknown whether Tyalgum Rd has been reopened.

 

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INITIAL REPORT, 10.17am:

A MAN, 20, was killed this morning after the car he was driving left the road and hit a tree on Tyalgum Rd, Eungella.

The accident happened about 8.25am, trapping the three passengers of the small silver sedan.

A NSW Ambulance Service spokeswoman confirmed the driver died as a result of the impact.

A 16-year-old female was freed from the vehicle at 8.56am and taken to Tweed Hospital with facial, shoulder and leg injuries and is in a serious but stable condition.

The third 17-year-old female occupant has sustained minor injuries and is also in a stable condition at Tweed Hospital.

Police say the car had been travelling east, from Tyalgum to Murwillumbah when the crash occurred.

The accident happened about 2km west of Hidden Valley Rd and Tyalgum Rd is now closed in both directions.

A crash investigation unit is on its way from Ballina.

Topics:  car crash eungella



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