A man has died in a crash on the M1 at West Wallsend this morning.
A hatchback and ute collided on the motorway near O'Donnelltown Road just after 5:30am Saturday morning.
Sadly the male driver of the hatchback died at the scene.
The second driver has been taken to John Hunter Hospital. His condition is unknown.
The crash blocked the M1 northbound for several hours, however all lanes have re-opened.