Two dead in single vehicle crash near Coffs Harbour

Wednesday, 22 May 2024 03:40:32 AM

Two people have died and a third is in a critical condition following a single vehicle crash in the state’s north.

About 12.40am today (Wednesday 22 May 2024), emergency services responded to reports of a vehicle crashing into a tree and catching fire along the Pacific Highway, Bonville, approximately 25km south of Coffs Harbour.

The female driver and a male passenger died before the arrival of emergency services.

A second male passenger – aged 20 – was able to extricate himself from the vehicle after impact.

The fire was extinguished by the Rural Fire Service and NSW Fire and Rescue.

NSW Ambulance paramedics treated the 20-year-old man at the scene before he was taken to Coffs Harbour Health Campus in a critical condition.

Whilst yet to be formally identified the female is believed to be aged 20 and the man is 21 years old.

Officers from Coffs/Clarence Police District have commenced an investigation into the matter.

Traffic diversions are currently in place and are expected to remain for a considerable amount of time. Motorists are asked to avoid the area.

Police are urging anyone who may have witnessed the crash – or has any available dashcam/mobile phone footage – to contact Coffs Harbour Police Station or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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.