One driver dead, second driver critical after head-on crash south of Murwillumbah

Tuesday, 07 February 2023 09:53:40 AM

A woman has died, and a second woman remains in hospital after a two-car collision south of Murwillumbah yesterday.

Emergency services were called to Tweed Valley Way, Dunbible, about 2.30pm (Monday 6 February 2023), and found a northbound station wagon and a southbound hatchback had collided in the southbound lane.

The 80-year-old driver of the hatchback died at the scene while the 30-year-old woman driving the station wagon was airlifted to Lismore Base Hospital, suffering multiple fractures and internal injuries, and remains in a critical condition.

Officers from Tweed-Byron Police District established a crime scene, which was forensically examined by officers attached to the Far North Coast Crash Investigation Unit (CIU).

Traffic on Tweed Valley Way was disrupted for six hours with diversions in place.

As inquiries continue, investigators are appealing for anyone with relevant dashcam vision or any further information about the incident to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

The vehicles involved are described as a 2004-model silver Subaru Outback station wagon – which was travelling north – and a 2022-model grey Honda Jazz hatchback – which was southbound – had collided in the southbound lane.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.