Reappeal for dashcam vision after fatal crash near Grafton

Monday, 16 August 2021 01:09:21 PM

Investigators from the Crash Investigation Unit are reappealing for dashcam vision after a man died when a roll of wire struck his vehicle near Grafton earlier this month.

About 6pm on Friday 6 August 2021, emergency services were called to Swan Creek, near Grafton, following reports a Mazda Bravo had been damaged while travelling on Big River Way.

The Mazda driver, a 35-year-old man from Ulmarra, was treated at the scene by NSW Ambulance paramedics and later airlifted to Gold Coast University Hospital in a critical condition.

The man later died in hospital about 9am on Sunday 8 August 2021.

His two passengers, an eight-year-old girl and a three-year-old boy, were not injured.

Officers from Coffs/Clarence Police District secured a crime scene which was later examined by specialist police from the Crash Investigation Unit.

As part of ongoing inquiries, investigators are seeking dashcam footage from vehicles travelling on the Big River Way between Tyndale and Grafton between 5.30pm and 6.15pm on Friday 6 August 2021, and vehicles travelling on Bent Street at South Grafton between 6 and 6.10pm the same day.

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 crime via NSW Police social media pages.