Police are investigating a fatal crash in the state’s north last night.
About 7.30pm (Sunday 16 June 2019), emergency services were called to the New England Highway, 20kms north of Glen Innes, following reports of a vehicle on fire.
Officers from New England Police District attended the scene and located a Hyundai Tucson which had left the road and rolled several times before catching fire.
A 34-year-old female front seat passenger died as a result of the crash.
A 22-year-old man, who was driving the vehicle, suffered severe burns to his legs and hands, as well as internal injuries.
A 10-year-old girl in the back seat suffered serious internal injuries.
Both were transported to John Hunter Hospital by Westpac Rescue helicopter for treatment.
The highway was closed southbound for approximately two hours.
A crime scene was established, and an investigation into the crash is underway.
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.