A pedestrian has died after being hit by a truck in the Hunter region this morning.
Just after 7am (Wednesday 29 April 2020), emergency services were called to Lang Street, Kurri Kurri, following reports that a man had been hit by a truck.
The man, believed to be aged in his 70s, was unable to be revived and died at the scene.
The male truck driver has been taken to Maitland Hospital for mandatory drug and alcohol testing.
Officers from Hunter Valley Police District have established a crime scene, with Lang Street currently closed between Mitchell Avenue and Greta Street.
The road is expected to be closed for some time as investigations continue into the circumstances surrounding the crash.
Anyone who may have witnessed the incident, or who may have dashcam vision, is urged to contact police.
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.