Probe into fa­tal crash

The Daily Examiner - - NEWS -

COFFS/Clarence po­lice have re­leased the iden­tity of the man who died in a sin­gle-ve­hi­cle crash near Woom­bah on Wed­nes­day af­ter­noon.

Roger Clarke, from Berowra, was killed when his Volk­swa­gen Amarok left the road­way and hit a tree just be­fore 3.30pm on Iluka Road at Woom­bah.

The 66-year-old, who was the driver and sole oc­cu­pant, died at the scene.

Lo­cal Area Com­mand duty of­fi­cer In­spec­tor Jo Reid said Mr Clarke was trav­el­ling to his hol­i­day home at Iluka, with his wife fol­low­ing half an hour be­hind him.

Insp Reid said in­ves­ti­ga­tions were con­tin­u­ing into the cause of the col­li­sion.

“At this stage there were no brake marks on the road, so we’re look­ing at fa­tigue or a med­i­cal episode as the cause of this tragedy,” Insp Reid said.

“Po­lice will con­tinue to make in­quiries into the in­ci­dent and de­ter­mine what ex­actly caused the col­li­sion.”

Insp Reid said a re­port will be pre­pared for the Coroner.

Po­lice urge any­one with in­for­ma­tion in re­la­tion to this in­ci­dent to call Crime Stop­pers on 1800 333 000 or use the on­line re­port­ing page at nsw.crimestop­

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