Man dies after single vehicle crash at Hillville, near Taree

A man has died following a serious single vehicle accident at Hillville, just south of Taree, yesterday.

About 4.55pm (Saturday 21 July 2019) emergency services were called to The Bucketts Way, near Hillville Road, following reports a Holden Commodore had left the road and crashed into a large tree.

A male passenger, aged 22, sustained serious injuries and died at the scene.

A 21-year-old female driver, and a second passenger, aged 2 and a half, were trapped in the vehicle.

The scene was attended by officers attached to Manning Great Lakes Police District, NSW Ambulance paramedics, the Volunteer Rescue Association and the Rural Fire Service.

The female and infant were stabilised at the scene before being cut free by rescue personnel.

The infant suffered multiple fractures and was airlifted by the Westpac Rescue Helicopter to John Hunter Hospital in a stable condition.

A second Westpac Rescue Helicopter airlifted the 21-year-old to John Hunter Hospital in a non-life-threatening condition, with unspecified injuries.

Newcastle Crash Investigation Unit attended and established a crime scene. The Holden Commodore has been seized for further investigation.

A report has been prepared for the information of the Coroner.

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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