Police are investigating a fatal crash in Bulahdelah.
Emergency crews were called to Wootton Way following reports a Holden Commodore had collided with a tree at around 6am this morning.
Sadly the driver of the car died at the scene.
The victim - a man believed to be in his 20s or 30s - is yet to be formally identified.
A report is being prepared for the coroner - anyone who may know more is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.