One dead after station wagon drives into oncoming traffic on Pacific Highway

A MAN has been killed in a horror head-on crash between two station wagons on the NSW Mid North Coast.

The accident happened on the Pacific Highway at Rainbow Flat, near Taree around 4pm on Tuesday.

Police said a Mitsubishi station wagon and a Subaru wagon collided head-on about 2km south of The Lakes Way.


Sadly, the driver and sole occupant of the Subaru, a 69-year-old man died at the scene.

The driver and sole occupant of the Mitsubishi, an 18-year-old woman, suffered multiple injuries.

She was treated by paramedics at the scene before being taken to Port Macquarie District Hospital.

Police said she was transported in a stable condition and also underwent mandatory drug and alcohol testing.

Investigators believe the Mitsubishi may have been travelling north in the southbound lanes.

A crime scene was established and examined by officers from the Mid North Coast Crash Investigation Unit.

Anyone who may have witnessed the collision is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

A report will be prepared for the Coroner.