Man killed after car collects light pole in crash near Newcastle

A man has died after losing control of his car and crashing into a light pole north of Newcastle last night.

Police said the crash occurred at Bobs Farm, near Nelson Bay, just after midnight.

It’s understood a silver Holden Commodore travelling north along Nelson Bay Road left the roadway and slammed into a light pole.


The driver and only occupant, a man believed to be aged in his 30s, died at the scene.

He is yet to be formally identified.

No one else was injured during the incident.

Investigations in the cause of the crash are continuing.