A man has died and five people have been injured – one seriously – when two vehicles collided head-on north of Grafton this afternoon.
The crash happened on the Summerland Way at Clifden, 20km north of Grafton, about 2.45pm (Saturday 5 January 2019), when a northbound 4WD towing a trailer and a southbound white sedan collided in the northbound lane.
The man driving the sedan died at the scene; his wife was trapped for almost two hours before being released and airlifted to Gold Coast Hospital. She is reported to be in a serious condition.
Two adults and two children were travelling in the 4WD; all have been taken to Grafton Hospital. The man and one child have sustained minor injuries, while the woman and the second child are being checked as a precaution. All are suffering severe shock.
Officers from Coffs/Clarence Police District are investigating the circumstances surrounding the crash and are appealing for anyone with information or dash cam vision to contact Grafton Police Station or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
The Summerland Way is expected to be closed for some time while investigations continue and the vehicles are removed.
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.