A young man has died after his car slammed in to a tree in Maitland on Thursday.
Emergency services were called to John Renshaw Drive, Buchannan, at around 4.45pm after a Holden Commodore veered off the road and crashed into a tree.
The driver and sole occupant, a 25-year-old man, died at the scene.
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Officers from Central Hunter Local Area Command attended and established a crime scene.
Police will prepare a report for the Coroner.