Fatal Motor vehicle crash in Warnervale

Police will prepare a report for the Coroner after the death of a man in a fatal motor vehicle crash on the M1 at Warnervale this morning, NSW Police say.

About 4.30am (Thursday 2 August 2018), emergency services were called to the south bound lanes of the M1, near the Sparks Road off ramp, after reports that two vehicles had collided head on.

It is believed that a northbound sedan and a southbound utility collided.

As a result of the collision the driver of the sedan, a 72-year-old man died at the scene.

The 26-year-old male occupant of the utility was treated at the scene by Ambulance paramedics and conveyed to Gosford Hospital where he was treated for minor injuries and underwent mandatory blood and urine testing.

Police from Tuggerah Lakes Police District attended and established a crime scene.

Both vehicles have been removed for further mechanical examination.

Police will prepare a report, outlining the full circumstances surrounding the man’s death, for the information of the Coroner.

The road was closed for several hours whilst investigators examined the crash scene eventually reopening fully about 8am.

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