Vehicle accident near Glen Innes claims the life of one man

FATAL: Police are investigating following a fatal car rollover near Glen Innes on Friday. Photo: Barry Smith 190716BSE11
FATAL: Police are investigating following a fatal car rollover near Glen Innes on Friday. Photo: Barry Smith 190716BSE11

POLICE are investigating a car rollover which claimed the life of one man near Glen Innes.

A Nissan Patrol with four men on board was travelling west on Old Glen Innes Road, Newton Boyd, on Friday night, when it left the road and rolled several times down an embankment.

Three of the men were able to free themselves, however one remained trapped in the vehicle unconscious.

The three men returned to their campsite and drove to a nearby residence where emergency services were contacted.

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On arrival at the crash site, emergency services located the remaining passenger, a 20-year-old man, deceased.

The driver, aged 19, had suffered superficial bruising and cuts.

Another passenger, aged 20, suffered a fractured collar bone, and facial injuries.

The remaining passenger, also aged 20, suffered head and facial injuries.

They were all were taken to Grafton Base Hospital and are understood to be in a stable condition.

Police from the Crash Investigation Unit are conducting inquiries into the incident.

A report will be prepared for the Coroner.

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