MAN KILLED IN HORROR NEW YEARS DAY CRASH AT CASINO

One man has died, while two others remain in hospital, after a single vehicle crash at Casino in the state’s Northern Rivers.

The man, believed to be in his 20s, was a passenger in a car when it left Sextonville Road and hit an electrical supply box, before bursting into flames, in the early hours of New Year’s Day.

Neighbours raised the alarm, with police able to pull the driver from the burning wreck.

Despite their best efforts the male passenger couldn’t be saved, while a second passenger was able to free herself.

An investigation into what led to the crash is now underway.

Sextonville Road remains closed.

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