A CRITICAL incident investigation has been launched following a fatal car crash on Tumbulgum Road, Murwillumbah, around midnight.
Police were called to the area following reports of an intoxicated male, as when they arrived, a vehicle sped off from the scene and subsequently crashed into a pole a short distance up the road, police have said.
The man driving the car died at the scene; the other man travelling in the vehicle was not injured.
A critical incident team from Richmond Local Area Command, overseen by the Professional Standards Command, will now investigate all circumstances surrounding the incident.
All information will be provided to the Coroner.
No further details are available at this time; however, police are appealing for witnesses to come forward.
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.
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