Single-vehicle accident near Walcha leaves one dead

UPDATE: Inquiries are continuing after a fatal single-vehicle crash south of Walcha overnight.

About 7.30am today, a motorist travelling along Thunderbolts Way, south of Walcha, located a vehicle in a culvert.

The motorist contacted emergency services.

The body of the driver and sole occupant, a 59-year-old man, was found inside vehicle.

Police from Oxley Local Area Command are leading inquiries to determine the chain of events leading up to the vehicle leaving the road.

Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page at nsw.crimestoppers.com.au

EARLIER: A PERSON has died in a single-vehicle accident near Walcha. 

Police confirmed to The Leader this morning that the person involved in the accident was the sole occupant of the vehicle. 

Emergency services were called to Thunderbolts Way shortly before 7.30am this morning, a NSW Ambulance spokesman told The Leader.

It is reported that the sole occupant of the vehicle was deceased upon the arrival of ambulance crews, the spokesman said.

The vehicle is reported to have rolled. 

The accident occurred about five kilometres out of Walcha on Thunderbolts Way.

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