76-year-old woman killed in motorhome crash on Newell Highway, near Coonabarabran

A THIRD person has been killed on the region’s roads in just two days after a motorhome crash near Coonabarabran.

The 76-year-old woman was a passenger in the motorhome which was travelling south on the Newell Highway, when it crashed about 30km north of town, on Thursday afternoon.

Emergency services were alerted by Triple Zero calls at 3.10pm to the accident and rushed to help the woman, and a 78-year-old man who was behind the wheel.

The woman suffered critical injuries, and despite the frantic efforts of Ambulance paramedics, she died at the scene.

The driver was taken to a nearby hospital for mandatory blood and urine testing.

Local police are still trying to determine what caused the crash and will prepare a report for the coroner.

It comes just a day after two men were killed on the New England Highway, 30km south of Uralla.

Forty-one-year-old Tamworth father Jason Palmer and a 21-year-old UNE student died when a Toyota and a Subaru collided head-on, also injuring a third man.

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