Wed, 24 Jun, 2020

Teen driving with puppy killed in head-on collision

Teen driving with puppy killed in head-on collision

A New South Wales teenager has died in a van crash moments after a police officer attempted to pull her over.

Sky Heffernan, 17, was killed on Monday afternoon when her Ford Falcon collided with a van on Bulga Road in Wingham.

The apprentice mechanic was driving with a puppy when a highway patrol officer did a U-turn with the intention to pull her over for alleged speeding, police said.

Heffernan’s car crashed into a van heading in the opposite direction before the officer caught up to her.

She died at the scene while the male van driver suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to John Hunter Hospital. The puppy survived, the Daily Mail reported.

Friends of Heffernan remember the teenager for her positivity.

Former classmate Samantha Taylor said: “Sky guided me from the bad things, she always wanted the best for everyone.”

The Mid North Coast Crash Investigation Unit has launched a critical incident investigation into the case.