Man dies in crash at Charlestown


A man has died in a fatal single vehicle crash in Charlestown on the Pacific Highway.

At about 9.25pm yesterday (Thursday 30 July), emergency services were called to the area following reports a car collided with a telegraph pole.

Police have been told the vehicle was travelling north on the Pacific Highway when it left the road and crashed.

Emergency services were unable to revive the driver, who was the sole occupant of the car. The driver died at the scene.

The driver, believed to be a man aged in his 40s, is yet to be formally identified.

Officers from Lake Macquarie Police District secured a crime scene and established traffic diversions, which were to remain in place while police conducted their investigations.

Police will prepare a report for the information of the Coroner.

Motorists were urged to avoid the area but conditions returned to normal earlier this morning.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or via its online reporting page. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report crime via NSW Police social media pages.