Man, 24, dead after his car hit a tree near Stroud Stroud, Booral, Lime Burners Ck by NOTA - October 23, 2015October 23, 2015 A man has died following a single-vehicle accident near Stroud overnight. Just after 11pm yesterday (Thursday 22 October 2015), emergency services were called to the Bucketts Way, Wards River, about 3km north of Monkerai Road. A car, with two men inside, had left the road and hit a tree, the driver – a 24-year-old man – died at the scene. His passenger suffered minor injuries and was taken to John Hunter Hospital by NSW Ambulance Paramedics. Officers from Port Stephens Local Area Command established a crime scene and will conduct inquiries to determine the cause of the crash. A report will be prepared for the Coroner.