Fatal pedestrian crash in Thornton

A pedestrian has died after being hit by a car at Thornton this morning.

Just after 2.30am (Friday 14 January 2022), emergency services were called to the New England Highway near Weakleys Drive, Thornton, following reports a pedestrian had been hit by a Ford Falcon sedan.

Despite efforts to revive the man, he died at the scene. He is yet to be formally identified.

The driver of the Ford – a 30-year-old man – was uninjured and taken to hospital for mandatory testing.

Officers attached to Port Stephens-Hunter Police District established a crime scene and commenced an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the crash.

Local traffic diversions are in place and motorists are urged to avoid the area.

As inquiries continue, police are urging anyone with information, or dashcam vision from the area, to come forward.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.

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