Crash correction

A WOMAN killed in a car accident near Taree yesterday was not from Tweed Heads.

Police issued a correction this afternoon after earlier reports had incorrectly indicated that the woman was from the Tweed Heads area. She was from Newcastle.

About 5.40pm a Holden Commodore was travelling north on the Pacific Highway when it crossed the median strip and crashed into a truck parked in a southbound lane.

The 27-year-old woman, believed to be the driver, was trapped for a short period of time before being released.

She died at the scene.

A 25-year-old man ,who was the front seat passenger in the car, was taken to Manning Base Hospital suffering an abrasion to the head.

Two girls aged one and a three were also in the car were also taken to Manning Base Hospital suffering minor cuts and abrasions.

A report will be prepared for the Coroner.

Police from the Manning-Great Lakes Local Area Command were appealing for witnesses.


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