Mur'bah man dies in smash

A MURWILLUMBAH man died on Saturday as the result of a five-car crash at Maclean.

About 9.55am, a Toyota Kluger being driven by an 18-year-old man was travelling north on the Pacific Hwy.

It appears the Kluger crossed onto the incorrect side of the road and side- swiped a southbound Suzuki Swift being driven by a 52-year-old woman.

The Kluger then crashed into a 1928 Chevrolet hot rod being driven by a 48-year-old Murwillumbah man, which was also travelling south and towing a trailer.

A southbound Ford Territory being driven by a 37-year-old man then collided with the trailer being towed by the hot rod.

A Holden Rodeo being driven by a 30-year-old man, which was also travelling south, then crashed into the side of the hot rod.

The Murwillumbah man driving the hot rod was airlifted to Lismore Hospital but died about midday.

The other drivers were uninjured and subjected to mandatory blood and urine tests.

The 18-year-old driving the Kluger was taken to Maclean Police Station where he was spoken to and released pending further inquiries.

Investigations are continuing.

Anyone who can assist with inquiries into the incident should contact Crime Stoppers on

1800 333 000.



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