19-year-old Abbey Louise Stephen was killed in a head-on motor vehicle accident on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 in Old Bar, near Taree, NSW. Picture: Facecbook
19-year-old Abbey Louise Stephen was killed in a head-on motor vehicle accident on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 in Old Bar, near Taree, NSW. Picture: Facecbook

Teen killed in horror head-on crash on NSW north coast

A TEENAGER is dead after two cars collided on the NSW mid-north coast, throwing one driver from her vehicle.

Abbey Stephen, 19, was driving her Mazda 2 on a rural road in Old Bar, near Taree, when she was struck by a Ford Falcon about 7.20pm on Tuesday,

Police are investigating whether the Ford crossed onto the wrong side of the road before colliding with Ms Stephen's vehicle, which flipped on impact.

Ms Stephen, from Taree, was trapped inside the wreckage while the 40-year-old driver of the Ford was thrown from her car.

Ms Stephen was taken to John Hunter Hospital in a critical condition but later died.

The older woman, who suffered hip, ankle and rib injuries, has undergone mandatory blood and alcohol testing after being flown to the same hospital.

Police appealed for any witnesses to come forward.

Ms Stephen was trapped inside the wreck of her car. Picture: Facecbook
Ms Stephen was trapped inside the wreck of her car. Picture: Facecbook

Yesterday Ms Stephen's boyfriend Bubba Doonce posted a photo tribute to Ms Stephen. He was immediately offered support from friends.

One posted: "Can't begin to imagine bubba ... My heart goes out to you & the family".

Another wrote: "Mate I'm so sorry I really am. I know we haven't seen each other in so long but I mean everything I say bro. My thoughts are with you bubba boi".



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