MAN DIES IN HOSPITAL FOLLOWING SCONE CRASH

A man in his 60s has died after the car he was driving left the road and crashed into a tree in the Hunter Valley.

The 66-year-old was behind the wheel of a Mazda 3 on Noblet Street at Scone at around 4:30 on Monday afternoon, when he drove onto a dirt road before crashing into a tree.

The man, who was the only person in the car, was rushed to Scone Hospital where he later died.

A report will be prepared for the Coroner.