A pedestrian has been killed crossing the road at Stockton.
The man in his 50's was walking across Fullerton Street at around 6:15pm on Tuesday night when he was hit by a Holden ute.
He couldn't be revived and sadly died at the scene.
Newcastle Police say he is yet to be formally identified.
The 29 year old driver returned a negative breath test and has undergone mandatory blood and urine testing.
The Hunter Crash Investigation Unit is looking into the accident.