Fatal crash near Charlestown

Police are investigating a fatal single-vehicle crash on the state’s Lake Macquarie District.

About 9.25pm (Thursday 30 July 2020), emergency services were called to the Pacific Highway at Charlestown, following reports a car collided with a telegraph pole.

Police have been told the vehicle was travelling north on the Pacific Highway when it left the road and crashed.

Emergency services were unable to revive the driver, who was the sole occupant of the car. The driver died at the scene.

The driver, believed to be a man aged in his 40s, is yet to be formally identified.

Officers from Lake Macquarie Police District secured a crime scene and have established traffic diversions, which will remain in place while police conduct their investigations.

Police will prepare a report for the information of the Coroner.

Motorists are urged to avoid the area. For the latest traffic information visit www.livetraffic.com.

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