Man Dies After Single-Vehicle Crash at Cessnock

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Hunter Valley police have now launched a critical incident investigation, after a fatal crash near Cessnock this morning.

Officers were trying to locate a 60-year-old man earlier today.

They spotted him driving a Nissan Navara along Richmond Vale Road at about midday, before he sped off and reportedly crashed into a tree.

Police started CPR on the man but he sadly, died at the scene.

A crime scene has now been established and officers will investigate the circumstances surrounding the crash.

A report will also be prepared for the coroner.

Anyone with more information should call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.