A man in his twenties has been charged with multiple offences after a fatal crash that killed three people, days before Christmas.
Emergency services were called to the Kamilaroi Highway, south of Gunnedah in the state's north, about 6.30am on Wednesday after reports of a crash.
Officers arrived to find a sedan had crashed into a tree.
Three back-seat passengers from the vehicle were declared dead at the scene, while a female front-seat passenger was flown to John Hunter Hospital in a serious condition.
The driver, a 24-year-old man, had arm and chest injuries and was taken to Tamworth Hospital for mandatory testing.
He was later arrested and taken to the Tamworth Police Station where he was charged with three counts of dangerous driving causing death and one count of negligent driving causing death.
The man was granted conditional bail and will appear before Tamworth Local Court in January 2024.
Australian Associated Press