Teenager dead, boy injured in Mother’s Day tragedy
A TEENAGE girl has died and a young boy has been seriously injured in a crash near Bangor in the state's Mid North.
Major Crash investigators are at the scene of the single-vehicle rollover, which happened on Germein Gorge Rd, near the intersection of Yellow Cutting Rd, just after 11am on Sunday.
Police said the Toyota Landcruiser was being driven by a 35-year old woman with six children as passengers.
A 15-year old girl died at the scene and a seven-year old boy has been seriously injured, police said.
Specialist MedSTAR paramedics were dispatched to the crash scene.
Germein Gorge Road is currently closed to all traffic. Motorists are advised to avoid the area.
Major Crash senior sergeant Stephen Murray said there were six children in the vehicle at the time of the crash.
"Given today being Mother's Day, I think it is an extremely tragic event," Sgt Murray said.
"A 15-year old child has died and a seven-year old child is significantly injured, it is an extremely tragic event with the mother driving the vehicle at that time."
Police said the female driver is assisting police with their investigations.