Man killed, woman injured in crash at intersection of Yuggel and Maranoa Roads, Purlewaugh

Morning mission: The Westpac Rescue Helicopter near the scene of the crash at Purlewaugh, east of Coonabarabran. Photo: Westpac Rescue Helicopter
Morning mission: The Westpac Rescue Helicopter near the scene of the crash at Purlewaugh, east of Coonabarabran. Photo: Westpac Rescue Helicopter

A MAN has been killed and a woman has been airlifted to Tamworth hospital after a crash east of Coonabarabran.

Just before 7am on Thursday, emergency services were called to the intersection of Yuggel and Maranoa Roads at Purlewaugh, 41km east of Coonabarabran.

A man, believed to be aged in his 30s, died at the scene while a 44-year-old woman was flown by the Westpac Rescue Helicopter in a stable condition. 

The cause of the crash is under investigation with a report to be prepared for the coroner.