Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding a fatal crash near Uralla.
Emergency services were called to the New England Highway, 5km north of Uralla, about 1.45am on Monday.
It’s believed a Ford sedan travelling north left the roadway, hitting a ditch and a number of fence posts.
The driver – and sole occupant of the vehicle – a 49-year-old man, was trapped in the vehicle for some time.
He was released and taken to Armidale Hospital, where he later died.
A report will be prepared for the information of the Coroner.