A man has died following a multi-vehicle crash on the state’s Mid-North Coast overnight.
Emergency services were called to the Forster/Tuncurry bridge at Manning Street, about 9.10pm (Thursday 22 April 2021), after reports of a vehicle fire following a three-vehicle crash.
A Holden Statesman was reportedly engulfed in flames after a collision with a Nissan Navara and a Mazda hatchback.
Two off-duty police officers attempted to render assistance; however, the male Holden driver died at the scene. He is yet to be formally identified.
The Nissan driver, a 48-year-old man and Mazda driver, a 41-year-old man were taken to Manning Base Hospital for mandatory testing.
The two off-duty police officers were treated by NSW Ambulance paramedics for smoke inhalation before being taken to Manning Base Hospital as a precaution.
Officers from Manning Great Lakes Police District are investigating the circumstances surrounding the crash.
The bridge remains closed and is expected to be reopened about 6.30am this morning (Friday 23 April 2021).
A report will be prepared for the Coroner.
Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.