Teen killed, three others badly injured in car rollover

ONE teenager has been killed and three other youths – including a 12-year-old boy – have been seriously injured in a horror crash in country New South Wales.

Police said the group was travelling in a car that left Castledoyle Road at Castle Doyle and rolled about 11km east of Armidale shortly after 5pm on Saturday.

Sadly, the 18-year-old man driving the vehicle sustained life-threatening injuries and was later pronounced dead at Armidale Hospital, police said.


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Three passengers – a 17-year-old girl and two boys aged 14 and 12 – were all trapped in the vehicle for several hours before they were freed.

Once they were cut from the wreckage, the three surviving occupants were taken to Armidale Hospital, all with various serious injuries.

Police, along with the Forensic Crash Unit, are investigating the circumstances surrounding the fatality and will prepare a report for 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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