A WOMAN has died after the car she was travelling in hit a tree and slid down an embankment on the New South Wales Mid North Coast.
The accident happened on Summerland Way, about 25km north of Grafton, at around 1pm on Wednesday.
Police said the deceased woman was a passenger in the vehicle. She was trapped and treated by paramedics at the scene, however, could not be saved.
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Sadly, the woman, whose age is not known, was pronounced dead before she could be transported to hospital.
The male driver was taken to Lismore Base Hospital with chest injuries. Police say he is in a stable condition and will undergo mandatory drug and urine testing.
Detectives from the Crash Investigation Unit are examining the scene.