Man dies in car crash at Tea Gardens


A man has died after a two-vehicle collision at Tea Gardens.

About 4.50pm (Monday 6 July 2020), emergency services were called to the Pacific Highway, at the Myall Way intersection in Tea Gardens, after a white Suzuki Jimmy and white Hino rigid tabletop collided.

The driver of the Suzuki, a 90-year-old man, died at the scene.

The driver of the Hino, a 24-year-old man, was not injured and participated in a roadside breath test that returned a negative result. He was taken to the Mater Hospital for mandatory blood and urine testing.

Officers from Port Stephens-Hunter Police District attended and commenced investigations.

One southbound lane of the Pacific Highway, and the right-turning lane, northbound into Myall way, were closed for a short time.

The Hino was transporting two steers at the time. The animals were not injured in the collision.

A report will be prepared for the information of the coroner.

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