NSW Police have appealed for anyone who may have information about the driver, or who may have dashcam footage, of a white Land Rover travelling in Berkeley Vale in the early hours of Tuesday morning after a man was killed in a two-vehicle crash.
Police and emergency services were called to Wyong Road at Berkeley Vale on the Central Coast around 4.40am after reports a stolen Land Rover had collided in a high-impact crash with a Kia Rio.
A Central Coast man in his 40s, the driver of the Kia Rio who was believed to be travelling to work, died at the scene.
The NSW Police crash investigation unit has commenced an investigation into the incident with detectives from Tuggerah Lakes Police District. A number of witnesses say the Land Rover was seen to be driving on the wrong side of the road before the crash, Police chief inspector Amanda Calder said.
"We believe that this Landrover was stolen from a Terrigal address. We would ask that people come forward and contact Crimestoppers, or Tuggerah Lakes Police, with any information you might have about who the occupants or the driver of that Landrover may be," chief inspector Calder said.
"It is a very sad day when the member of the public is going about their day and dies in a motor collision but in this case, it is disturbing that the occupants of the Land Rover were seen by witnesses to run from the scene.
"They did not stay and render any assistance to the deceased man.
"We would like to speak to them to understand what exactly happened in the lead up to this crash."
Chief inspector Calder said the occupants of the stolen vehicle may be have been injured in the collision and could seek medical assistance.
"We need to make sure they are okay, but also we need to speak to anybody who may come across these people because we would like to speak to them to find out what happened did the collision."
Police have received conflicting descriptions of the occupants of the stolen vehicle, but believe there were a number of people in the car.
Police have received no information at this stage as to whether speed or alcohol was contributed to the crash, chief inspector Calder said.
In 2018, 105 people were killed on northern NSW roads. It was the highest number of fatalities in the state.
Anyone with information has been urged to contact CrimeStoppers on 1800 333 000 or to use the NSW Police online reporting page.
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