A man has died after a single-vehicle crash in Maitland today.
At about 10.35am emergency services were called to John Renshaw Drive, Buchanan, after an Isuzu utility left the roadway and crashed into a tree.
The driver and sole occupant, a 61-year-old man, was found trapped in the vehicle before being released a short time later.
Emergency services attempted to revive the man, however he died at the scene.
Officers from Hunter Valley Police District are investigating the circumstances surrounding the crash.
A report will be prepared for the Coroner. Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stopper on 1800 333 000 or via its online reporting page. Information is treated in strict confidence.
The public is reminded not to report crime through the NSW Police social media pages.