Man dies following single-vehicle crash near Taree

Thursday, 09 February 2023 10:19:56 AM

A man has died following a single-vehicle crash near Taree today.

About 2.30am (Thursday 9 February 2023), emergency services were called to the Pacific Highway, Possum Brush, near The Lakes Way exit, following reports of a crash.

On arrival, officers attached to Manning/Great Lakes Police District were told a B-double truck had rolled over in the northbound lanes. The male driver died at the scene.

The man is yet to be formally identified but is believed to be aged in his 20s.

Police established a crime scene and have commenced inquiries into the circumstances surrounding the crash.

The northbound lanes of the Pacific Highway remain closed with a contraflow lane at Failford Road. Motorists are urged to avoid the area and expect significant delays.

A report will be prepared for the information of the Coroner.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.