Rescuers on the scene of the Awaba Road, Toronto accident. Picture by Ryan OslandTHREE people died on northern roads yesterday.
A three-car accident on the New England Highway near Liddell, south of Muswellbrook, about 3.30pm claimed the life of 30-year-old female.
The woman, who died at the scene, was a passenger in a Nissan X-Trail that collided with a Toyota Hiace and Toyota Land Cruiser.
The 30-year-old male driver of the Nissan and a 33-year-old female driver of the Toyota Hiace were airlifted to John Hunter Hospital.
Both were reported to be in a serious but stable condition.
Police allege all three vehicles were travelling northbound and believe the accident may have been caused due to the wet conditions.
Newcastle Crash Investigation was investigating the scene and the northbound lane on the New England Highway was still closed at 9.30pm yesterday.
Emergency services were called to a single-vehicle accident on Awaba Road, Toronto, about 1.40pm yesterday.
Police allege the vehicle struck a concrete support pillar and caught alight.
The occupant died at the scene.
Police are investigating the accident and are appealing for witnesses to come forward.
About 4.30pm, a male passenger died after a two-vehicle accident on the Pacific Highway, 15kilometres south of Kempsey.
Police said the man died at the scene after the Toyota Seca he was travelling in collided head-on with a Ford Laser.
Drivers of both cars were taken to Port Macquarie and Kempsey hospitals. Both are believed to be in a serious condition.
The Pacific Highway was still closed at 6.30pm yesterday.