Traffic remains affected after fatal head-on crash

UPDATE: TRAFFIC delays continue at Macksville following the fatal crash this morning.

A lane in both directions on the Pacific Hwy are now open to allow tracks and cars to pass.

Caution is advised. 

ORIGINAL: A CRITICAL investigation has been launched after a fatal crash in Macksville early this morning.

About 2am police attempted to stop a vehicle in Kempsey.

The driver allegedly never stopped and a police pursuit was launched which continued on the Pacific Hwy to north Macksville.

The vehicle then hit a B-double and the driver died at the scene.

The driver of the truck was uninjured and taken to hospital for mandatory testing.

A crime scene has been set up at the location of the crash which will be examined by forensic officers.

The circumstances around the incident will be investigated by a critical incident team from the Northern Rivers.

All information will be provided to the coroner.

Traffic is affected in both directions on the Pacific Hwy near the new bypass site, north of the Macksville Bridge.