May 22, 2024

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In a tragic turn of events, two individuals have died and another is critically injured after a car veered off the road and crashed into a tree in Bonville, NSW.

Accident Overview
The incident occurred around 12:40 AM on Wednesday on the Pacific Highway near Coffs Harbour. A car with three occupants collided with a tree and subsequently caught fire.

Casualties and Emergency Response
The driver, a 20-year-old woman, and a 21-year-old male passenger were pronounced dead at the scene. The second male passenger, 20, managed to escape the vehicle and was found in critical condition. He received immediate medical attention at the scene before being transported to Coffs Harbour Health Campus.

Traffic Impact and Safety Measures
Following the crash, significant traffic diversions were implemented with the Pacific Highway closed in both directions. Motorists are advised to expect delays and are urged to seek alternative routes through Mailmans Track Rd, Pine Creek Way, and Archville Station Rd.

Ongoing Investigations
Authorities are investigating the circumstances that led to this fatal accident. Fire and Rescue NSW teams managed to extinguish the vehicle fire, preventing further hazards.

Community and Police Appeal
This accident has deeply impacted the Bonville community, prompting calls for increased road safety awareness. Police are appealing to anyone who witnessed the accident or has relevant dashcam footage to come forward to assist with the investigation.

As the community mourns the loss of two young lives, the focus shifts to supporting the surviving victim and reinforcing road safety measures to prevent future tragedies.

Further Information: If you have any information regarding the Bonville crash, please contact the local police or Crime Stoppers to aid the ongoing investigation.