A man has died after being hit by a car in the Hunter Valley this morning.
Emergency services were called to the New England Highway, 5km south of Aberdeen, about 4.40am, where they found a man with multiple serious injuries.
Despite desperate attempts by paramedics, the man, who has not yet been identified, died at the scene.
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The driver of the car remained at the scene to provide assistance, before she was taken to Muswellbrook Hospital for mandatory testing.
Traffic on the New England Highway is expected to be disrupted while the scene is examined.
Motorists are advised to avoid the area if possible, and check www.livetraffic.com for updates.