PHOTO: Nath Fredericks
A man in his 20's has died in a crash on the Pacific Highway at Raymond Terrace.
A Toyota Echo left the road and hit a tree north of Rangers Road just after 11am.
The driver died at the scene, while his female passenger, also aged in her 20's has been taken to John Hunter Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
At one stage all southbound lanes were closed.
Traffic is now slowly getting past the crash site.
Police want to hear from anyone who saw the crash.