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Fatal crash - Bendemeer

Sunday, 11 June 2017 08:49:38 PM

The New England Highway is closed following a fatal crash north of Tamworth.

About 6.50pm (Sunday 11 June 2017), emergency services were called to the New England Highway at Bendemeer, after a southbound utility left the road, collided with a guard rail and overturned.

The driver, a man in his 40s, was ejected from the car and died at the scene. Investigations suggest he was not wearing a seatbelt.

A crime scene was established which will be examined by forensic specialists.

The New England Highway is closed in both directions and diversions are in place.

A report will be prepared for the Coroner.

Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au/ Information you provide will be treated in the strictest of confidence. We remind people they should not report crime information via our Facebook and Twitter pages.