One confirmed dead in crash north of Grafton
THE Clarence Valley's horror start to the year on local roads has continued, after one person died in a single-vehicle collision on Iluka Rd this afternoon.
Coffs/Clarence Local Area Command duty officer Inspector Jo Reid said emergency services were called to Iluka Road at Woombah, about 60 kilometres north of Grafton, just before 3.30pm following reports a Volkswagen Amarok left the roadway and hit a tree.
The driver, and sole occupant, a 66-year-old man, died at the scene.
Officers from Coffs/Clarence Local Area Command established a crime scene and are investigating the circumstances surrounding the crash.
A report will be prepared for the Coroner.
This is the second fatality on Clarence Valley roads in the first two weeks of 2018, after 75-year-old Copmanhurst man Bill Twigg died in a single-vehicle crash on Clarence Way outside Copmanhurst on New Year's Day.