Police apply for man’s extradition after fatal northern NSW crash

Police will apply for the extradition of a man, who was arrested trying to board an overseas flight in Brisbane this morning, after allegedly fleeing the scene of a fatal crash in northern NSW yesterday.

As the result of a joint operation between the Crash Investigation Unit, Traffic and Highway Patrol Command, Tweed Byron Police District officers, Australian Federal Police, Australian Border Force and Queensland Police – a 52-year-old man was stopped just before 2am (Tuesday 3 September 2019) at Brisbane Airport as he was preparing to board a flight to Hong Kong.

He is currently in custody at the Brisbane watch house. Crash Investigators will seek extradition to speak with the man about a collision between two motorcycles and a car at the intersection of Riverside Drive and Tweed Valley Way in Tumbulgum about 3.20pm yesterday (Monday 2 September 2019).

A male rider of one of the motorbikes died at the scene, the other male rider was taken to Tweed Heads Hospital with minor injuries. The driver of the vehicle failed to stop.

Police are now appealing for the public’s assistance to locate the car involved in the crash. It is described as a late model 2019 Blue Hyundai I30 with QLD registration 170-ZCP. It is believed the vehicle has considerable damage to the right-hand side and a missing front registration plate.

Crash investigators believe this car could be in northern NSW or South East Queensland.

Inquiries into the events leading up to the crash are continuing.

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.

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