An Ettalong man has died and a woman was injured after a four-vehicle crash north of Newcastle yesterday morning.
The crash happened on the New England Highway at Beresfield when a Mitsubishi rigid truck, a Hilux utility, a Holden Captiva and a Rav4 were involved in a collision about 8.45am (Tuesday 10 May 2016).
The driver of the utility, a 30-year-old man from Ettalong, sustained multiple injuries and died at the scene.
The driver of the Rav4, a 55-year-old woman from Thornton, was trapped within the wreckage of her vehicle before being released and taken to John hunter Hospital with suspected back injuries.
The driver of the truck, a 55-year-old man from Butterwick, and the driver of the Captiva, a 49-year-old woman from Metford, were uninjured.
Traffic on the New England Highway was disrupted for more than six hours.
Metropolitan Crash Investigation Unit is continuing this inquiries and are asking anyone with information to contact them via Crime Stoppers.
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