Two people died in a car submerged in the Macleay River on the Mid North Coast.
Two people died in a car submerged in the Macleay River on the Mid North Coast. Frank Redward

Two killed after car crashes into river

TWO bodies have been removed from a vehicle submerged in a river on the state's Mid North Coast.

Police have been told the vehicle was travelling on Croads Esplanade, Smithtown, about 15km north east of Kempsey, when it left the road and went into the water on Wednesday about 11.10am.

Two people died in a car submerged in the Macleay River on the Mid North Coast.
Two people died in a car submerged in the Macleay River on the Mid North Coast.

A rescue operation was commenced and a short time ago, the bodies of an adult male and an adult female were removed from the sedan, police said.

After the bodies were recovered, the car was lifted out of the river by a crane. Picture: Frank Redwood
After the bodies were recovered, the car was lifted out of the river by a crane. Picture: Frank Redwood

No further details on their identity are available at this stage. An operation will continue to salvage the vehicle. Forensic police are on scene.

A report will be prepared for the coroner.

Two people died after a car plunged into the Macleay River at Smithtown today.
Two people died after a car plunged into the Macleay River at Smithtown today. Frank Redward


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