71-YEAR-OLD MAN KILLED IN CRASH NEAR INVERELL

An elderly man has died, after the car he was travelling in left the road and hit a tree near Inverell in the state’s north west.

Emergency services were called to the Gwydir Highway at around 11 o’clock on Saturday morning, after reports a Ford Falcon had crashed.

The driver of the station wagon, a 71-year-old man died at the scene.

New England Police are now working to determine the circumstances surrounding the crash.