Teen girl killed in head-on crash

POLICE are investigating the cause of a crash that killed a 17-year-old girl on the NSW North Coast.

It happened on Beechwood Road at Yippon Creek, 20km west of Port Macquarie, on Friday afternoon.

Police said a Holden Barina was travelling north when it collided head-on with an oncoming Hino truck.


The teenage girl behind the wheel of the Barina sustained life-threatening injuries in the collision.

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

Sadly, police said her injuries were too severe and she could not be saved.

The 17-year-old was pronounced deceased shortly after arriving at hospital.

The driver of the truck, a 34-year-old man, sustained less serious injuries and was taken to the same hospital.

Police said the truck driver would also be required to undergo mandatory drug and alcohol testing.

A report will be prepared for the Coroner.

If you have information for Police, please contact NSW Police on 131 444 or provide information using their online form 24 hours per day. 

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.