POLICE will need to perform an autopsy to formally identify a man who died after becoming trapped in a burning car following a horror crash in northern NSW.
The horrific accident happened on the corner of Robery and Nancy Streets at Tamworth around 2.50am on Saturday.
Police said the man was in a ute which smashed into a power pole before ploughing through a fence and bursting into flames.
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A man believed to be the driver was trapped in the burning wreck.
Emergency services tried frantically to free the man, but sadly, it was too late.
Police confirmed the man died at the scene.
It’s understood the man’s body was so badly burnt that police have so far been unable to formally identify him.
It was not immediately known if he died as a result of injuries sustained on impact, or whether he died in the subsequent fire.
Officers are investigating if the victim was the 35-year-old man who owned the utility.
Police said a post mortem examination would be conducted this week to confirm the man’s identity and determine his cause of death.
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