Teenager dead after Pacific Highway crash at Newrybar

AN 18 year old Surfers Paradise woman has died in a car crash on the Pacific Highway at Newrybar after a head-on collision.

Tweed Byron acting inspector Chad Deegenaars said at about 10.15pm last night, the woman lost control of her car and crossed onto the other side of the highway, hitting a vehicle travelling in the opposite direction.

He said the Surfer's Paradise woman, who was driving a red Hyundai, had been travelling north along the Pacific Highway and lost control going around a bend about 1km south of the Bangalow turn-off at Newrybar.

The red Hyundai then crossed to the other side the road, hitting a Toyota Camry travelling south.

Emergency Services attended the crash but the driver of red Hyundai died at the scene.

The driver and passenger of the Toyota Camry were treated for minor injuries and shock and taken to the Lismore Base Hospital.

The Pacific Highway at Newrybar was blocked for three hours while the crash site was cleared.

Acting Inspector Deegenaars said police were investigating if weather conditions were a factor.

He said motorists should take particular care this weekend given the wet weather and increased school holiday traffic.

"We're asking that people take that into consideration when driving and that they do slow down when there are heavy rain or poor weather conditions."

Anyone with information regarding the crash is asked to contact the Byron Bay police on 6685 9499 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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