Man dies in crash at Cooranbong

A man has died in a single-vehicle crash in Lake Macquarie earlier today.

Shortly before 7am (Tuesday 6 July 2021), emergency services were called to Freemans Drive, about 2km south of Cessnock Road at Cooranbong, after reports a vehicle travelling northbound had left the road and crashed down an embankment.

Upon arrival, police located the driver – and sole occupant – trapped in the vehicle.

He died at the scene and is yet to be formally identified, but is believed to be aged in his 40s.

Officers from Lake Macquarie Police District attended and established a crime scene and have commenced an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the crash.

Anyone who may have witnessed the crash or may have dashcam footage is urged to come forward.

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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