Teenage passenger dies after car crashes into tree

A teenage passenger involved in a single vehicle crash in NSW Central West has died after being flown to a Sydney hospital early Friday morning.

Emergency services were called to Orange’s Coronation Drive at around 12:30 am after reports of a Subaru Impreza crashing into a tree.

A teenager has died after a car crashed into a tree on a residential street in Orange.

A teenager has died after a car crashed into a tree on a residential street in Orange. Credit:TNV

The 17-year-old passenger was extricated from the vehicle and flown to Westmead Hospital in critical condition, where he later died.

The male driver, also 17, escaped injury and was taken to Orange Hospital for mandatory tests and then to Orange Police Station, where he is assisting police with an investigation.

The third occupant, a 14-year-old girl who was in the back seat at the time of the accident, also escaped the wreckage unharmed.

Police are continuing their investigation into the accident and have asked anyone who may have dashcam footage to come forward.

A total of 288 people died on NSW’s roads in 2022, up from an all-time low of 275 in 2021. NSW Police said nine people died in the 11 days between 23 December 2022 and 2 January 2023 the streets of NSW.

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