Police appeal after fatal single-vehicle crash at Coffs Harbour

Police are appealing for witnesses and dashcam vision after a fatal single-vehicle crash in the state’s north at the weekend.

About 3.45pm on Saturday (28 December 2019), emergency services were called to the Pacific Highway in Moonee Beach, near Coffs Harbour, after a Ford Escape left the road and travelled down an embankment, hitting a tree.

The front passenger, a 29-year-old woman, died at the scene.

The driver, a 70-year-old woman, and two children, aged 3 and 8, were freed from the vehicle.

They were taken to Coffs Harbour Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The younger child has since been airlifted to The Children’s Hospital at Westmead for further treatment.

Officers attached to Coffs Clarence Police District attended and with the assistance of the Metropolitan Crash Investigation Unit, are investigating the circumstances surrounding the crash.

As inquiries continue, police wish to speak to the drivers of two vehicles and are appealing for public assistance to identify a white sedan seen slowing down to allow a small yellow hatchback to enter the driving lane from the breakdown area.

Investigators are seeking any information from witnesses who may have seen the events leading up to the crash, or anyone with information or dashcam footage that may assist to identify the two vehicles to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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