Man dies when 4WD hits tree near Bathurst

A man has died after the 4WD in which he was a passenger hit a tree in the state’s Central West this morning.

A passing motorist found the Toyota Landcruiser about 8.30am (Sunday 18 June 20223), crashed off Nangar Road, about 10km west of Canowindra.

A 33-year-old Forbes man, who was in the front-passenger seat, died at the scene.

The driver, a 36-year-old man from Bathurst, was taken to Orange Base Hospital where he was treated for a minor head injury and underwent mandatory testing.

The man has now been released and has been taken to Orange Police Station.

Officers from Chifley Police District are being assisted by the Crash Investigation Unit.

Investigators are appealing for anyone with information about the incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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

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