A MAN is dead after a car crash in Thornton on Monday.
Emergency services were called to Glenwood Drive about 11.45am after a Toyota HiAce reportedly crossed to the wrong side of the road while heading west.
Police were told the car hit a guard rail and rolled.
The driver, who was the only person in the car, died at the scene.
Port Stephens-Hunter police established a crime scene.
The man is yet to be formally identified, police said, but is believed to be aged in his 50s.
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Weakleys Drive and Glenwood Drive remained closed at 1pm.
Drivers have been urged to avoid the area as an investigation gets underway.
A report will be prepared for the coroner.
Anyone with information is urged to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
The accident marks the third death on Hunter roads in just over a week.
Teenager Luke Wasiak died at Cardiff last Monday after his unregistered motorcycle clipped a utility.
A man believed to be in his 40s also died in a crash on Freemans Drive.
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