A MAN has died after being hit by a ute in Newcastle overnight.
The fatal accident happened jut after 6.15pm on Fullerton Street in Stockton.
Police said initial investigations suggest the man, aged in his 50s, was crossing the street when he was struck by a Holden utility travelling south.
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Despite desperate attempts by paramedics, he died at the scene.
The driver of the Holden, a 29-year-old man was breath tested with a negative result and taken to John Hunter Hospital for mandatory blood and urine testing.
Specialist officers from the Hunter Crash Investigation Unit are investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident.