Fatal crash near Forster

Saturday, 28 October 2023 09:10:20 AM

A man has died following a single-vehicle crash on the state's Mid North Coast overnight.

About 11pm (Friday 28 October 2023), emergency services were called to The Lakes Way at Bungwahl – about 34km south of Forster – following reports of a crash.

Officers from Manning/Great Lakes Police District arrived to find a Hyundai SUV had crashed into a tree.

The driver – a 44-year-old man – was treated by NSW Ambulance paramedics; however, he died at the scene.

A 16-year-old female passenger was taken to John Hunter Hospital in a serious but stable condition.

Police also located a cattle dog with minor injuries; the dog was returned into the care of her owners.

A crime scene has been established, and investigations are underway into the circumstances surrounding the crash.

A report will be prepared for the Coroner.