Police are awaiting the results of a post-mortem examination after a man died following a crash at New Lambton overnight.
Officers from Newcastle City Police District have been told the man was travelling north along Lookout Road at about 6.40pm on Monday 10 August, when his Ford Falcon sedan crossed a median strip and into oncoming traffic.
The sedan and a Holden Colorado ute, travelling in the opposite direction, collided.
Off-duty hospital staff were driving past at the time and stopped to render assistance.
They performed CPR on the driver of the sedan, a 26-year-old man, until emergency services arrived.
The Ford driver was removed from the wreckage and taken to John Hunter Hospital; however, he died a short time later.
The driver of the ute, a 30-year-old woman from Belmont, was also taken to John Hunter Hospital where she is being treated for injuries to her left foot and right wrist.
As police continue their inquiries into the circumstances surrounding the crash, anyone who may have witnessed the incident is urged to contact police.
A report will be prepared for the information of the coroner.