Identity of couple who died in crash still unknown

POLICE say the identity of the elderly couple killed in a head-on collision are still unknown.

"They haven't been officially identified," Tweed-Byron Local Area Command Inspector Brendon Cullen said.

"There's nothing further and it remains under investigation."

Insp Cullen said a report would be prepared for the coroner.

The elderly couple died after a head-on crash at Chinderah on Sunday night.

About 10pm the pair was travelling in a Queensland registered Peugeot sedan on the Pacific Hwy.

A Land Rover Discovery was travelling in the opposite direction.

The two cars crashed.

Police said the male driver of the Peugeot died at the scene, while his female passenger was treated by ambulance paramedic, but died on the way to hospital.

A police statement said the elderly couple appeared to be in their 80s.

The female driver, 20, of the Land Rover was taken to Tweed Hospital for treatment of leg injuries.

She also underwent mandatory blood and urine testing.

Tweed-Byron Local Area Command detectives are investigating the circumstances surrounding the crash.

Anyone who witnessed the collision and has not yet spoken to police is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.


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