Man found dead in car submerged in creek

A MAN has been found dead in a car submerged in a creek, more than 36 hours after crashing off a bridge in northern New South Wales.

It’s understood the 67-year-old lost control of his car and crashed off Yulgilbar Bridge at Upper Fine Flower, 80km northwest of Grafton, about 6pm on Saturday.

The vehicle plunged 6m-8m into the creek below the bridge, landing on its roof and trapping the driver inside.


Sadly, the vehicle, which landed between the bridge and an embankment, wasn’t found for 36 hours.

A passerby raised the alarm after coming across the crash scene about 9.30am on Monday.

The 67-year-old man was deceased in the car, which police say was submerged in more than a metre of water.

Police said the man had only just left a friend’s house and was driving home when the crash occurred.

A report will be prepared for the information of the Coroner.

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