A young girl and her grandmother have died, and her sister is fighting for her life after a crash near Forster, police say.
Jane Garay, 75, was driving north on Coomba Road, Whoota, south of Forster in a Daihatsu Sirion when the car left the road and crashed into a tree about 2pm yesterday, police said.
Tabitha Garay, 10, died in the accident and Madelyn Garay, 12, was critically hurt with severe internal injuries, Inspector Tony Power of Manning/Great Lakes Local Area Command said.
She was flown to John Hunter Hospital in Newcastle for surgery and remains in a critical condition, Inspector Power said. Her grandmother was also taken to the hospital but later died, police added.
Inspector Power said police, with the assisting of the Port Macquarie Crash Investigation Unit, were trying to find out why the crash happened.
A report will be prepared for the coroner. Police urged witnesses to phone Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.