The Coffs Coast Advocate

Police investigating tragic crash

POLICE are still piecing together the events that led to young Coramba man's death on Coramba Road on Wednesday night.

In what can only be explained as a terrible tragedy, it seems the 20-year-old man had been driving a Daihatsu Feroza east along Coramba Road, near the Hartley's Road intersection, when he failed to negotiate a long, sweeping right-hand bend, left the road and hit a number of trees.

He was trapped inside the vehicle.

Police are unsure of the time of the accident.

The man was last seen by friends about 10.30pm on Wednesday, and the wreckage was discovered about 6am yesterday by a passer-by.

Police, ambulance, fire brigade and State Emergency Services all attended the scene, where they had to free the man from the vehicle.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Traffic along Coramba Road was reduced to one lane for about five hours, re-opening about 11am yesterday.

Sergeant Lee Thomas at the Coffs Harbour Police Station said investigations into the accident were continuing, and that a cause for the accident was still unknown.

"A crime scene has been established, and investigations will continue. There will be a post-mortem conducted on the body to determine the cause of death and if there are any mitigating factors," he said.

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