Fatal highway car crash at Tweed

Trauma: The vehicle rolled and hit a tree near Kennedy Drive.
Trauma: The vehicle rolled and hit a tree near Kennedy Drive. Scott Powick

A DRIVER was killed yesterday when a 4WD utility crashed into a tree on the Pacific Highway.

The collision happened in the southbound lane, 1km south of the Kennedy Drive on-ramp.

A New South Wales Police spokesman said the single-vehicle crash occurred about 4pm DST.

“One person has been killed,” he said.

“The car left the road and hit a tree.”

Tweed Byron Police supervisor Sergeant Garry Jardine late yesterday said the Ballina Crash Investigation unit was on scene.

“There may have been another car involved,” Sgt Jardine said.

A New South Wales Ambulance spokeswoman said one patient had been taken to the Tweed Hospital.

The spokeswoman said it was believed the car had caught fire after the crash.

The Tweed District Rescue Squad and the Tweed Heads and Banora Point fire brigades also attended the scene.

One lane of the highway was closed for 20 minutes after the crash. Both lanes were closed at about 6pm for 15 minutes.

A Road and Traffic Authority spokesman said motorists had experienced quite long delays.

“They’re working as hard as they can to get the site cleared and all lanes open.”



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