A man has died after his car swerved off road and hit a power pole about 15km east of Maitland this morning.
Police say that it was about 5.30am, when t a passing motorist alerted emergency services when he saw a vehicle had gone over the guard rail on Raymond Terrace Road at Millers Forest.
Officers arrived to find the vehicle had hit a power pole before going over the guard rail and into a ditch.
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The male driver died at scene.
An investigation is now underway into the crash with motorists advised to avoid the area.