A teenage woman has been killed and four other teens injured in a head-on collision near Narooma on Saturday afternoon.
Initial investigations suggested a Toyota Corolla and a Toyota LandCruiser crashed head-on on the Princes Highway near Brushgrove Lane shortly around 1pm.
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 and remains in a critical but stable condition.
The 19-year-old male driver of the LandCruiser 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 taken to Bega Hospital with minor injuries.
An 18-year-old female was admitted with a fractured sternum, while two males were assessed in emergency and discharged, according to a spokesman for NSW Health.
The occupants of the LandCruiser are understood to be tourists.
The Princes Highway was closed during the incident but has now reopened, although investigations into the incident are ongoing.
A brief will be prepared for the Coroner.
The accident marks the sixth death on NSW roads in the first week of 2017, an increase by two from 2016's toll for the same period.
Last year saw a total of 384 people killed on the roads, an increase by 34 from the previous year and the highest annual total since 2010.
In the 18-day holiday period between December 16, 2016, and January 2, 2017, 16 people were killed on NSW roads.
Police were disappointed to see speeding and other dangerous behaviours continuing during the period, despite their Operation Safe Arrival and road safety campaign #Five2Arrive encouraging drivers to take extra care.
Earlier this week, a 28-year-old male driver died near Coffs Harbour in a single-vehicle crash. Two male drivers died after their trucks collided and caught alight near Leeton.
On Monday a motorcycle rider was killed in the Hunter region following a collision between three motorcycles and a small truck. Another motorcycle rider was killed on Friday morning near Tweed after crashing with a station wagon.
Police are investigating the Princes Highway crash and are urging witnesses to come forward. Anyone with information should call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page.