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Fatal crash - Whittingham

Thursday, 16 March 2017 11:10:56 PM

Police are investigating a fatal motor vehicle crash in the Hunter Valley.

About 7.40am (Thursday 16 March 2017), a westbound Hyundai Lantra and an eastbound Holden Commodore collided on Mitchell Line of Road, Whittingham.

As a result of the crash, the 63-year-old male driver of the Commodore died at the scene.

A 53-year-old woman in the front passenger seat of the Commodore received spinal injuries. A 16-year-old girl in the rear of the Commodore suffered abrasions. They were both taken to John Hunter Hospital in stable condition.

The driver of the Lantra, a 32-year-old man, suffered leg injuries and was taken to John Hunter Hospital in a stable condition.

Police from Newcastle Crash Investigation Unit attended the scene and conducted inquiries.

Mitchell Line of Road was closed for about six hours during the examination of the scene.

A report will be prepared for the Coroner.

Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au/ Information you provide will be treated in the strictest of confidence. We remind people they should not report crime information via our Facebook and Twitter pages.