A report will be prepared for the coroner after a man died following a single-vehicle crash in the Hunter region this morning.
Just before 5.30am on Friday 11 June, emergency services were called to Italia Road near the Pacific Highway, Balickera, about 13km north of Raymond Terrace.
Occupants of a house nearby located a vehicle that had left the road and crashed into trees.
The male driver was treated at the scene but died a short time later.
He is yet to be formally identified but is believed to be aged 26.
A crime scene has been established, which will be examined by specialist forensic police.
Officers from Port-Stephens Hunter Police District have started an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the crash.