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Woman dies in crash - Dilkoon, near Grafton

Thursday, 20 April 2017 07:56:28 AM

A woman has died in a crash near Grafton

About 12.50pm yesterday (Wednesday 19 April 2017), a Daihatsu station wagon was travelling south on Summerland Way, Dilkoon, when it failed to negotiate a slight right hand bend and left the roadway.

It struck a tree before falling down an embankment. Witnesses stopped and contacted emergency services.

The driver, a 73-year-old man, and the passenger, a 75-year-old woman were trapped in the vehicle for a period of time, before the man was freed.

The woman died at the scene.

The driver was taken to Lismore Base Hospital with a fractured sternum. He was subject to mandatory blood and urine tests.

Investigators from Far North Coast Crash Investigation Unit attended the scene and conducted inquiries.

A report will be prepared for the Coroner.

Police are urging anyone with information on the incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au/ Information you provide will be treated in the strictest of confidence. We remind people they should not report crime information via our social media pages.