Fatal crash north of Kempsey

A man has died following a two-vehicle crash on the Mid North Coast this morning.

About 4.45am (Friday 7 May 2021), emergency services were called to the Pacific Highway near Macleay Valley Way at Bellimbopinni, about 5km north of Kempsey, following reports a car had struck the rear of a stationary truck.

The passenger of the car, a 29-year-old man, died at the scene. He is yet to be formally identified.

The driver, a 23-year-old woman, was and taken to Port Macquarie Hospital for mandatory testing. Her injuries are not yet known.

The male driver of the truck was uninjured.

Officers from Mid North Coast Police District established a crime scene, which will be forensically examined by investigators from the Crash Investigation Unit.

Inquiries into the circumstances surrounding the crash are underway.

All northbound lanes of the Pacific Highway are closed at Collombatti.

Local diversions are in place. For the latest traffic information visit www.livetraffic.com.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.

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