A teenager is due to face court today charged over a fatal crash on the New England Highway, south of Tenterfield, on the weekend.
One person died and three people were injured when the car left the New England Highway and struck a rocky embankment at Bolivia, about 35km south of Tenterfield, on Sunday.
Highway Patrol officers from Tenterfield had initiated a pursuit of the vehicle a short time earlier when it allegedly failed to stop for a random breath test about 12.35am.
Police rendered assistance at the crash scene until the arrival of ambulance officers.
A 21-year-old male passenger, from Riverview in Queensland, died at the scene. He is yet to be formally identified and therefore his name has not been authorised for release.
A 17-year-old female passenger, from Queensland, was taken to Tamworth Hospital suffering injuries which are not considered to be life-threatening.
Another passenger, a 24-year-old Queensland man, was airlifted to Royal Brisbane Hospital in a critical condition.
The 17-year-old male driver of the vehicle, who was trapped for more than two hours, was taken to Lismore Hospital where he remained under police guard overnight.
He was arrested upon release from hospital earlier today and taken to Lismore Police Station for interviewing.
Yesterday afternoon he was charged with one count each of aggravated dangerous driving causing death and negligent driving causing death, and two counts of aggravated dangerous driving causing grievous bodily harm.
The youth, from Silkstone in Queensland, was refused bail and is due to appear in Lismore Children’s Court today.
An independent Critical Incident Investigation Team from Barwon Local Area Command was appointed to examine the circumstances surrounding the crash.