Police Are Responding To Fatal Crash – Lake Macquarie 14 April

A passenger has died following a crash at Lake Macquarie overnight.

About 12.15am (Sunday 14 April 2024), emergency services were called to Freemans Drive, Cooranbong, following reports of a crash.

A Subaru Impreza was reportedly travelling northbound when it lost control and crashed into the rear of a Hyundai Santa Fe – a fully marked mobile speed camera vehicle – parked on the side of the road.

The passenger – a 18-year-old man – was treated by NSW Ambulance paramedics; however, he died at the scene.

The driver – also aged 18 – was freed by emergency services and taken to John Hunter Hospital for treatment. He also went mandatory testing.

The 43-year-old man seated in the Hyundai, suffered minor injuries and did not require treatment.

Officers from Lake Macquarie Police District established a crime scene which will be forensically examined by specialist officers from the Crash Investigation Unit.

An investigation is underway into the circumstances surrounding the crash and a report will be prepared for the information of the Coroner.

As inquiries continue, anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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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