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Man dies after car hits tree - Hunter region

Tuesday, 05 October 2021 12:39:24 PM

A man has died following a single-vehicle crash in the Hunter this morning.

Shortly before 8.30am (Tuesday 5 October 2021), emergency services were called to George Booth Drive at Buchanan, following reports a vehicle had left the road and hit a tree.

Upon arrival, police located the body of the driver – a man believed to be aged in his 40s – however, he is yet to be formally identified.

Officers from Hunter Valley Police District established a crime scene and commenced an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the crash.

George Booth Drive remains closed in both directions between John Renshaw Drive and Richmond Vale Road, local diversions are in place. Drivers are urged to expect 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.