Police investigate following fatal crash at Ballina

Saturday, 08 January 2022 06:14:07 PM

Police are investigating after a fatal two-vehicle crash at Ballina this afternoon.

About 2.30pm (Saturday 8 January 2022), emergency services were called to the Bruxner Highway at Ballina, following reports a Toyota van and a ute had collided.

The driver and sole occupant of the ute – a man believed to be aged in his 60’s – died at the scene.

The driver of the van – a man believed to be aged in his 40’s – was taken to Gold Coast University Hospital with serious injuries.

The male passenger of the van was taken to Lismore Base Hospital with minor injuries.

Officers attached to Richmond Police District established a crime scene and commenced an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the crash.

Local road closures are currently in place and motorists are urged to check www.livetraffic.com for updates.

A report will now be prepared for the information of the Coroner.

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.