One dead, three hurt in camp site crash

A MAN has died and three others are in hospital with head injuries and fractured bones following a tragic accident at a camping ground in northern New South Wales.

It’s understood the four men were in a Nissan Patrol, travelling along Old Glen Innes Road at Newton Boyd, about 40km west of Glen Innes, when the 4WD left the road and rolled down an embankment shortly after 10.30pm.

Police said three of the men were able to free themselves from the wreck but their mate was knocked unconscious and remained trapped in his seat.


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“The three men returned to their campsite and drove to a nearby residence where emergency services were contacted,” NSW Police said in a statement.

Sadly, by the time emergency services reached the crash site, there was nothing they could do to save the 20-year-old man who was still trapped in the vehicle.

Police confirmed he was pronounced deceased when they arrived.

The 19-year-old driver sustained superficial bruising and cuts while his two other passengers, both aged 20, suffered a fractured collar bone, as well as head and facial injuries.

They were all were taken to Grafton Base Hospital and are understood to be in a stable condition.

Police from the Crash Investigation Unit are investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident and will prepare a report for the information of the Coroner.

If you have information for Police, please contact NSW Police on 131 444 or provide information using their online form 24 hours per day. 

You can report also information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or via nsw.crimestoppers.com.au 24 hours per day. Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation.

Jaydan is a Digital News Producer at myGC.com.au. He was appointed Managing Editor of the Junee Southern Cross newspaper at the age of 17 and has since held positions in a number of newsrooms in New South Wales and Queensland. Jaydan joined the Hot Tomato Broadcasting Company in 2013 and has been keeping the Gold Coast up to date with the latest local, national and international news online at myGC.com.au ever since. With almost ten years’ experience in both print and digital media Jaydan is committed to providing the best coverage during major news and weather events.

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