Young man dead, teens injured after car crashes into drain in NSW

A young man has died and three teenagers have been injured following a horror crash in Grafton.

The accident happened on Back Lane at Junction Hill around 12.45am on Tuesday.

Police said initial investigations suggest a Holden Astra left the road and struck a drain.


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A 24-year-old man, who had been travelling as a rear-seat passenger, died at the scene.

A 17-year-old girl, who was also a passenger, was taken to Lismore hospital where she is being treated for non-life threatening injuries.

Another 17-year-old girl was taken to Coffs Harbour Heath Campus where she is being treated for non-life threatening injuries.

The driver, an 18-year-old man, was taken to Grafton Base Hospital before being released. He is assisting police with inquiries.

The Crash Investigation Unit is investigating the crash.

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