Driver may have suffered medical condition moments before fatal crash: Police

A MAN killed in a single-vehicle crash in northern NSW may have suffered a medical condition behind the wheel, police say.

It happened in the regional town of Tamworth on Friday afternoon.

Police said the 84-year-old’s Holden Captiva left the road, mounted a footpath and smashed into a brick wall on Marius Street around 1.50pm.


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The elderly driver was treated by paramedics at the scene before being taken to Tamworth Hospital.

Sadly, police confirmed the man passed away later in the day.

A 73-year-old woman believed to be the man’s wife who was also in the car at the time was not injured.

The Forensic Crash Unit is investigating the incident but believe the man may have suffered a medical condition before the crash.

A report will now be prepared for the Coroner.

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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.

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