NSW police are responding to fatal crash near Yamba

Police are investigating a fatal single-vehicle crash on the state’s Far North Coast today.

Just before 2pm (Wednesday 29 July 2020), emergency services were called to Iluka Road, The Freshwater, just north of Yamba, following reports a vehicle hit a tree and was well alight.

Police have been told the vehicle was travelling west on Iluka Road when it left the road and crashed.

Fire crews extinguished the blaze before police located a body, believed to be that of the driver and sole occupant, in the vehicle.

The body is yet to be formally identified.

Officers from Coffs/Clarence Police District established a crime scene which will be examined by specialist officers.

Motorists are urged to avoid the area. For the latest traffic information visit www.livetraffic.com.

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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