Two dead following Pacific Motorway crash

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UPDATE: AUGUST 14, 7.20AM

POLICE HAVE confirmed that two women died at the scene of yesterday’s (Sunday, August 13) Pacific Motorway crash at Cudgera Creek, whilst a 47-year-old man and 14-year-old boy remain in hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

In a media statement police said a silver Toyota Camry left the highway and collided with a cement bridge and landed in a culvert, around 4.20pm.

Tweed Police and NSW Ambulance paramedics attended the crash, however, the two women, aged 64 and 46, died at the scene.

The 47-year-old man and a 14-year-old boy were treated at the scene and airlifted to Gold Coast University Hospital with non life threatening injuries.

Police from the Ballina Crash Investigation Unit have commenced an investigation and are calling for any witnesses to come forward.

Anyone with information that may assist is urged contact Crime Stoppers.

Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au/ 

UPDATE: Both northbound lanes are now open (9.50pm).

AUGUST 13, 7PM

THE PACIFIC Motorway northbound remains closed at Round Mountain Road (6.45pm) as Police and Emergency Service crews attend a single vehicle high speed collision this afternoon (August 12).

Reports from the scene stated four people were inside the vehicle when it left the highway and came to rest near Clothiers Creek adjacent to the Pacific Motorway at about 5pm.

The Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter was tasked by NSW Ambulance to the single vehicle high-speed collision near Clothiers Creek.

A 14-year-old boy was treated at the scene by the helicopter Critical Care Medical team and transported by the Westpac Rescue Helicopter to the Gold Coast University Hospital in a stable condition.

Another passenger of the vehicle was transported by road Ambulance to Tweed Heads Hospital also in stable condition.

The condition of the other two occupants is unknown and there are reports of a fatality at the scene, which is yet to be confirmed.

DIVERSIONS:

Heavy vehicles are to detour via Tweed Valley Way.

Light vehicles are advised to use Cudgera Creek Road.