A MAN has been killed and a woman critically injured following a two-car crash near Macksville, south of Coffs Harbour this morning.
The crash happened about 6.20am when a southbound Ford Falcon crossed onto the wrong side of the road and collided heavily with a northbound Nissan.
The male driver of the Ford – believed to be in his early 50s – suffered life-threatening injuries and was rushed to Coffs Harbour Base Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.
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The 59-year-old female driver of the Nissan was also seriously hurt and flown by Westpac Lifesaver helicopter to John Hunter Hospital, where she is believed to be in a critical condition.
Police from Mid North Coast Local Area Command are investigating the circumstances leading up to the crash.
Anyone with information that may assist investigators is urged to contact Crime Stoppers.