1 Killed, Another Critically Injured In Separate Local Crashes

Occurring in Crowdy Head, Yippon Creek

A teenage girl has died following a crash on the state’s north coast on Friday.

Just after 4pm, emergency services were called to Beechwood Road at Yippon Creek, about 20kms west of Port Macquarie, following reports of a crash.

A Holden Barina travelling north and a Hino truck travelling south collided head on.

The Holden driver, a 17-year-old girl, was treated by paramedics and taken to Port Macquarie Hospital, where she died.

The truck driver, a 34-year-old man, was injured and taken to Port Macquarie Hospital for mandatory blood and urine testing.

A report will be prepared for the Coroner.


Meantime a teenager remains in a critical condition in hospital after a serious crash near Taree the following day.

About 3.20pm on Saturday, a Nissan Pulsar was travelling south on Crowdy Head Road, Crowdy Head, when it left the road and collided with a tree.

The driver, a 17-year-old male, suffered concussion. He was taken to Port Macquarie Hospital for a mandatory blood and urine sample.

A 17-year-old male passenger suffered life-threatening head injuries.

He was airlifted to John Hunter Hospital where he remains on life support in a critical condition 

Officers from the Newcastle Crash Investigation Unit are continuing to investigate the crash.