Police are investigating a fatal crash on the New England Highway overnight, reportedly involving a family from Newcastle.
Emergency services were called to the highway at Glen Innes to reports of a vehicle on fire about 7.30pm.
At the scene police found a Hyundai Tucson had left the road and rolled several times before catching fire.
A 34-year-old female front seat passenger died in the crash.
A 22-year-old man, who had been driving, suffered severe burns to his legs and hands, as well as internal injuries, while a 10-year-old girl in the back seat suffered serious internal injuries.
The Westpac Rescue Helicopter flew the man and child to John Hunter Hospital for treatment. They have reportedly been stabilised, but are in a serious condition.
The trio were heading to Queensland along the New England Highway.
The highway was closed southbound for about two hours and a crime scene was established, and an investigation into the crash is underway.
A report will be prepared for the Coroner.
Fire and Rescue NSW and the Rural Fire service were also called in to extinguish a grass fire ignited by the crash.
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