Possum Beach, Taree fatal car crash where a 49 year old man has died Regional News by NOTA - January 9, 2015 A fatal motor vehicle collision near Taree occurred overnight overnight at about 10.20pm (Thursday 8 January, 2015) where a four-wheel drive was travelling south on the Pacific Highway at Possum Brush. The vehicle has left the roadway on a right-hand curve, travelled through a fence and collided heavily with a tree. Emergency Services were called however the driver, who was the sole occupant, died at the scene. One southbound lane of the dual lane highway was closed for three hours during the investigation. The man is yet to be formally identified however is believed to be a 49-year-old from Sydney.