A driver has died after their car ran off the Pacific Highway and collided with a tree before bursting into flames.
The accident happened at Glenugie, about 10km south of Grafton, shortly before 9.30am today.
Police said witnesses desperately tried to free the trapped driver from the hatchback, but it erupted into flames.
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“Passers-by were unable to free the driver before the car was destroyed,” NSW Police said in a statement.
The identity of the driver is not yet known.
Police have spoken with several motorists at the scene but are keen to hear from anyone with information or dashcam vision.
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