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Man dies following crash - Port Macquarie

Friday, 10 November 2023 11:13:45 AM

A man has died and another has been seriously injured following a single-vehicle crash near Port Macquarie overnight.

About 2.45am (Friday 10 November 2023), emergency services were called to The Hatch Road, Blackmans Point, following reports a car had crashed into a power pole.

One of the occupants of the car - a man believed to be aged in his 20s - died at the scene. He has not been formally identified.

The other occupant, a 41-year-old man, was taken to Port Macquarie Base Hospital before being airlifted to the John Hunter Hospital in a serious condition.

Police from the Mid North Coast Police District attended and established a crime scene which will be examined by the Crash Investigation Unit.

As inquiries continue into the circumstances surrounding the crash, anyone with information or dashcam footage is urged to call police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

A report will be prepared for the Coroner.

The Hatch Road at Blackmans Point will remain closed for some time, with local traffic diversions in place.

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.