Kyogle Road has closed at Tuncester due to a crash, with traffic diverted along Rosehill Road.
Kyogle Road has closed at Tuncester due to a crash, with traffic diverted along Rosehill Road. Aisling Brennan

Investigation underway after horror fatal crash near Lismore

UPDATE 7am: POLICE are investigating the circumstances behind a fatal two-vehicle crash at Tuncester, about 10km west of Lismore.

Police said about 3.10pm on Tuesday, a Nissan Pulsar sedan and a Holden Epica sedan were travelling in opposite directions on Kyogle Road when they collided near the intersection of Leycester Road.

A number of witnesses stopped and rendered assistance.

The driver and sole occupant of the Nissan Pulsar, a 25-year-old man, died at the scene.

The 17-year-old male driver of the Holden Epica suffered serious internal and leg injuries and was taken to Lismore Base Hospital.

He was later transferred to Gold Coast University Hospital in a serious but stable condition.

His passenger, a 16-year-old boy, suffered lacerations and was taken to Lismore Base Hospital in a stable condition.

Officers from Richmond Police District established a crime scene and are investigating the circumstances surrounding the crash.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or

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UPDATE, 5.10pm: NSW Police Media has confirmed that one man has been killed in a head-on crash on Kyogle Rd near Tuncester.

No further details on the man are available at this stage.

Authorities said Kyogle Rd will be closed in both directions for at least another two hours.


UPDATE 4.40pm: JUST after 3pm this afternoon the Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter Critical Care Medical Team responded to Kyogle Road 5km from Lismore to a serious MVA. 

As a result of the accident a 17-year-old male patient has been treated on scene by ASNSW Paramedics and the Medical Team and conveyed back to Lismore airport helicopter base where he will be flown by the Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter to Gold Coast University Hospital with multiple injuries in a stable condition.


UPDATE 4.35pm: A NUMBER of emergency services are on scene at a two-car crash on Kyogle Road, they include Police Rescue, Police Highway Patrol, Bentley RFS, Fire & Rescue NSW Lismore, NSW Ambulance and the Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter.


UPDATE 4.10PM: A RURAL FIRE SERVICE spokesman said the Bentley Fire Brigade are on scene of the car crash which has closed the Kyogle Road in both directions.

"Our understanding is there is a person trapped," he said.

NSW Police were teh lead agency on  scene.


UPDATE 4.05pm: FOUR ambulances are at a serious car crash at Fernside, near Tuncester outside Lismore.

Two cars were involved in what is believed to be a head on crash on Kyogle-Lismore Road.

A NSW Ambulance spokesman said one patient was in a critical condition, one patient was in a serious condition, and another was in a stable condition.

He said the stable patient was taken to Lismore Base Hospital.

He said the serious patient was being taken by road ambulance to a Gold Coast Hospital, and the status of the critical patient was not yet known.


Original story: EMERGENCY services are rushing to a serious head-on crash near Lismore this afternoon.

The crash happened just after 3pm on Kyogle Rd at Tuncester.

A spokesperson from NSW Ambulance said one crew was already at the scene and another crew was on its way.

Police and other emergency services are also attending the crash.

The road is closed in both directions.

More to come.