Man dies after car veers off road, crashing into tree

A man has died following a single-vehicle accident on the NSW Mid North Coast overnight.

Just after 11pm yesterday Thursday 22 October 2015, emergency services were called to the Bucketts Way, Wards River, about 3km north of Monkerai Road.

A car, with two men inside, had left the road and hit a tree, the driver – a 24-year-old man – died at the scene.


His passenger suffered minor injuries and was taken to John Hunter Hospital by NSW Ambulance Paramedics.

Officers from Port Stephens Local Area Command established a crime scene and will conduct inquiries to determine the cause of the crash.

A report will be prepared for the Coroner.