Foreign tourist killed, another critical after Tilba car crash

Police have confirmed the people involved in Saturday’s horror head-on smash on the South Coast - which killed a 19-year-old woman - are foreign visitors.

A Toyota Corolla and a Toyota LandCruiser crashed head-on on the Princes Highway, at Central Tilba shortly around 1pm on Saturday. 

The driver of the Corolla, a 19-year-old woman, died at the scene. The passenger, a 19-year-old man, was airlifted to Canberra Hospital. He remains in a critical condition.

The nationalities of the deceased driver and her passenger are not known.

The occupants of the LandCruiser are from Germany. The 19-year-old male driver was uninjured and was taken to Bega Hospital for mandatory blood and urine tests. 

The three teenage passengers of the LandCruiser were treated by paramedics and one was taken to Bega Hospital with minor injuries. 

A spokeswoman for NSW Health said the female teenager, from Bavaria, suffered a cracked sternum and was currently in Bega Hospital’s surgery ward in a stable condition.

Initial investigations suggested the two cars crashed head-on on the Princes Highway just south of Brushgrove Lane, where the northbound lane widens into a passing lane.

The site of the collision in the southbound lane can be clearly seen on what is a newly upgraded section of the highway, known as the Victoria Creek bypass.

Narooma Police are urging all drivers to be cautious on the highway and for visiting and local drivers to be alert and to get plenty of rest before driving.

This is the second serious accident on the Princes Highway in the Tilba area over the holiday period. A Victorian visitor lost control of his car 200 metres south of the Bermagui turn-off on December 30. The car crashed into an embankment, trapping the female passenger.