Man killed after car collides with truck
UPDATE 11.30AM: An 88-year-old man died at the scene of a two vehicle crash on Pine Tree Road on the Pacific Highway shortly before 7pm last night.
The man was the sole occupant of a white Toyota sedan which collided with a white Volvo prime mover, travelling in the opposite direction.
The driver of the prime mover, a 51-year-old man, was not injured and was taken to hospital where he will undergo mandatory testing.
The 88-year-old male has yet to be identified and police will examine his medical history.
UPDATE 8.55pm: LIVE Traffic has confirmed the Pacific Highway has re-opened after a crash between a car and truck near Broadwater.
Woodburn RFS were on the scene and confirmed one man has died despite strong efforts from Westpac Helicopter Life Saver Rescue medical team efforts to revive him.
Traffic is still heavily affected, and motorists are asked to drive with caution.
INITIAL: 8.10pm: ACCORDING to Live Traffic the crash between a car and truck has occurred at Pine Tree Road on the Pacific Highway.
The event occurred around 7.22pm.
The road is closed in both directions.
South bound motorists should exit the Pacific Highway and use Bruxner Highway through Lismore to Casino and then Coraki Road to return to the Pacific Highway at Woodburn.
Northbound motorist should turn onto Coraki Road at Woodburn and then Bruxner Highway through Casino and Lismore to return to Pacific Highway at Ballina.
The diversions are suitable for all vehicles adding 50 mintues to journey times.
Crash Investigation Unit and emergency services including RMS are on the scene.