A man is dead and a woman has been injured in a shocking crash in Port Stephens today.
Just after 11.00am, emergency services were called to the Pacific Highway after receiving reports a Toyota Echo had left the road and hit a tree.
The driver of the car, a man believed to be aged in his 20s, died at the scene.
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His passenger, a woman also believed to be aged in her 20s, was treated by paramedics before being taken to John Hunter Hospital for treatment of minor injuries.
A crime scene has since been established with investigations into the circumstances surrounding the crash underway.
Anyone that witnessed the accident or anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers.
Motorists are urged to monitor livetraffic.com for information on traffic closures.