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Newcastle City Local Area Command

Man Dies After Being Struck By Car – Central Hunter

Crash Investigation Unit Police from Newcastle City are inquiring into the death of a man who was hit by a car near Kurri Kurri this morning.

Police and emergency services were called to John Renshaw Drive at Buchanan at 3.40am following a call to Triple Zero that a pedestrian had been struck by a Holden sedan travelling east.

The driver of the sedan, a 20-year-old man from Sydney, rendered assistance to the injured man however, he died at the scene.

The driver, from Sydney, was taken to Maitland Hospital suffering shock.

Traffic was diverted for about five hours as local Police assisted crash investigators while the scene was examined.

The deceased has not yet been formally identified.

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