Fatal single vehicle crash sparks bushfire – Hunter region

Police remain at the scene of a fatal single vehicle crash in the Hunter region.

About 10.15am today (Tuesday 3 December 2019), emergency services were called to Leggetts Drive, south of Pelaw Main, following reports a vehicle had left the road and collided with a pole.

A driver was located deceased at the scene; they are yet to be formally identified.

Officers from Hunter Valley Police District attended and established a crime scene.

As a result of the crash, the vehicle caught alight and has sparked several spot fires around the area.

Leggetts Drive is currently closed in both directions between Neath Street and Lake Road. All vehicles are advised to use the M1 Motorway or the Hunter Expressway.

Drivers are urged to avoid the area as firefighters work to extinguish the blazes.

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.

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