A man has died and three people injured in a shocking head-on crash on the New England Highway, north of Singleton, last night.
Emergency services rushed to the scene 2km north of Rixs Creek, just before 8.30pm Sunday.
On arrival the found a Ford Focus hatchback and a Mitsubishi Triton utility had collided head-on.
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The driver of the ute, a 38-year-old man, from Scone, sustained critical injuries and died on the way to hospital.
A 37-year-old woman and 12-year-old girl, also travelling in the ute, were taken to John Hunter Hospital, while the driver of the hatchback, a 21-year-old man from Singleton Heights, was taken to Singleton Hospital with minor injuries.
A report will be prepared for the Coroner.