Woman dies after car slams into tree on usually quiet suburban street

A WOMAN has died after the car she was travelling in slammed into a tree on the side of a small, usually quiet, residential street on the NSW North Coast.

The accident happened along Tropic Gardens Drive at Smiths Lake, near Forster, just after 1pm AEDT.

Police said the woman was a passenger in a Nissan Xtrail which left the road and wrapped around a tree. Sadly, she died at the scene.


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It’s understood the woman’s husband was behind the wheel at the time of the crash.

He was treated at the scene for minor injuries before being transported to hospital where he will undergo mandatory drug and alcohol testing.

Local diversions are in place and the Crash Investigation Unit are on the scene, investigating the circumstances surrounding the collision.

A brief will be prepared for the information of the Coroner.