A MULTI-VEHICLE crash near Telegraph Point Northern NSW has claimed the life of a woman this morning.
The collision which involved a B-Double, two sedans and utility took place just before 9am Tuesday morning.
Emergency services were called to the southbound lanes of the M1 (Pacific Highway), between Pear Tree and Bill Hill roads, after reports of a multi-vehicle crash.
A woman, who was a passenger in one of the sedans, died at the scene. Emergency services are working to free a person from the wreckage.
All other drivers and passengers are out of their vehicles and being assessed by NSW Ambulance paramedics.
The injured are being taken to Port Macquarie Base Hospital for further treatment.
Road closures and diversions are now in place following the closure of the Pacific Highway in Telegraph Point due to the serious crash.
Motorists in light vehicles are being diverted via the Oxley Highway, Stoney Creek Road, Redbank Road and Pembrooke Road.
Heavy vehicles are being parked on site.
Motorists are advised to avoid the area or allow plenty of additional travel time.
Emergency services and traffic crews remain on site working to free a trapped person.
There is no forecast as to when the highway will reopen.