Driver killed, passenger’s leg amputated in horror crash

A YOUNG man been killed and another has lost his leg in a horror single vehicle crash in northern NSW.

The accident happened at Inverell during the early hours of Saturday morning.

Police said a Holden Commodore smashed into a tree on Bannockburn Road, around 160 metres from where it meets Ring Road, just after 2.30am.


The impact was so great, it crushed the Commodore and snapped the tree in half.

The 24-year-old man who was driving the Commodore was trapped in the wreck with life-threatening injuries and could not be saved.

Police confirmed he died at the scene.

A 23-year-old man who was sitting in the front passenger suffered horrific injuries had his right leg amputated below the knee.

Two other men who were sitting in the backseat were also injured.

A 24-year-old man was left with a broken shoulder, while a 27-year-old man was escaped the collision with only minor physical injuries.

Police said the Holden Commodore was extensively damaged and has been seized for mechanical examination.

The crash site was declared a crime scene and examined by the Forensic Crash Unit.

Investigators continue with their inquiries and will prepare a report for the information of the Coroner outlining the circumstances surrounding the man’s death.

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