A driver has been charged after a passenger died in a single-vehicle crash in the Hunter region overnight.
Emergency services were called to Anambah Road at Rutherford, 8km north-east of Maitland, shortly after
9pm (Saturday 7 November 2020), after a Ford utility left the roadway and hit a guard rail.
The front passenger was thrown from the vehicle.
Officers from Port Stephens-Hunter Police District attended and commenced inquiries.
The passenger, a 29-year-old man, was declared deceased at the scene.
The driver, a 33-year-old man, was arrested and taken to John Hunter Hospital for mandatory testing, before
being taken to Maitland Police Station.
He was charged with dangerous driving occasioning death – drive manner dangerous, and negligent driving (occasioning death).
The man has been granted conditional bail to appear at Maitland Local Court on Wednesday 9 December 2020.
A report will be prepared for the Coroner.