ONE person has died and two others have been airlifted to hospital after two cars collided in a shocking head-on crash in northern New South Wales.
Emergency service were called to the horrific scene on Graman Road at Ashford, 55km north of Inverell, just after 10.30am.
They arrived to find three people trapped in one car. Sadly, one of them, believed to be the driver could not be saved and died at the scene.
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The two other occupants were badly injured and had to be cut free from the vehicle before they could be taken to hospital.
They were airlifted to the Gold Coast University Hospital, one of them in a critical condition.
A passenger from the second car was also seriously injured and taken by ambulance to Tamworth Hospital for further treatment.
The driver escaped uninjured and was taken to hospital for mandatory drug and alcohol testing.
The road was closed for several hours while the scene of the crash was examined and the wreckage was cleared.
Police are still investigating the circumstances surrounding the crash and will prepare a report for the information of the Coroner.
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