POLICE are investigating the cause of a horror head-on crash which killed one person and injured five others in regional New South Wales.
It happened two kilometres outside of Boggabri in the state’s north-west around 6.45pm on Monday.
Police said a northbound Honda Civic collided head-on with a Toyota Camry in the northbound lane of the Kamilaroi Highway.
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An 18-year-old man from the Civic suffered life-threatening injuries and died at the scene. He had been travelling as a passenger in the back seat, police said.
Five other people were injured and taken to Tamworth Base Hospital by both helicopter and ambulance.
The 18-year-old woman behind the wheel of the Civic has since been airlifted to Newcastle’s John Hunter Hospital. She was flown in a serious and unstable condition.
The driver of the Camry, a 48-year-old woman from Karangi, sustained minor injuries.
The highway was blocked for several hours while the scene was examined and the wreckage cleared.
The Crash Investigation Unit is continuing to investigate the cause of the collision.
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