Traffic is being diverted on the M1 after a fatal single-vehicle accident earlier this morning.
A man has died in the Lake Macquarie region after his car left the road and rolled down an embankment near Palmers Road, at Freemans Waterhole.
Police were called to the area about 5.15am this morning (Tuesday 13 October).
On arrival, officers from Lake Macquarie Police District located the driver and single occupant of the vehicle.
He has not been formally identified.
A crime scene has been established, and investigations are continuing into the circumstances surrounding the crash.
As investigations continue, any witnesses or anyone with dash cam vision is urged to come forward.