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Man killed in Hernani, crash

Rodney Stevens



A man has died following a serious two-car crash in the region over the weekend and police are appealing for any witnesses to come forward.

Emergency services were called to Waterfall Way, Hernani, about 12.20am on Saturday, June 18, after reports of a motor vehicle crash. 

When officers from the Coffs/Clarence Police District attended the scene they were told a Nissan Tiida and a Ford Ranger collided.

NSW Police media told the Independent the crash occurred on a downhill section of Waterfall Way, on a right-hand bend.

The driver of the Nissan Tiida, a 33-year-old man, died at the scene. 

He was yet to be formally identified before the Independent’s deadline.

The driver of the Ford Ranger, a 50-year-old man, was treated by NSW Ambulance paramedics before being taken to hospital for mandatory testing.

A crime scene was established, which was examined by specialist forensic officers from the North Coast Crash Investigation Unit.

Enquiries into the incident continue and police are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed, or has dashcam footage of the crash to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. 

Crime Stoppers can also be contacted online at with all information treated in strict confidence.