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Newcastle Crash Investigation Unit

Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash – Wybong

A man has died following a collision involving a utility and a semi trailer in the State’s Hunter region yesterday.

About 4.50 pm Police and emergency services were called to Wybong Road, Wybong, after reports of a collision between a Toyota Hilux utility and a semi trailer.

Inquiries into the cause of the crash are continuing, however, it appears that the west bound Ute collided with the east bound semi trailer, which was carrying an articulated loader (a piece of mining equipment).

As a result the driver and sole occupant of the Ute, a 55-year-old Maitland man, died at the scene.

The male truck driver was not injured. He was taken to Muswellbrook Hospital to undergo mandatory tests.

The road remained closed in both directions for several hours while officers from the Newcastle Crash Investigation Unit conducted inquiries into the cause of the crash.

A report will be prepared for the information of the Coroner.

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