Fatal accident near Walcha

ONE person has been killed in an accident near Walcha.

Just before 1pm today emergency services rushed to the Oxley Highway about 4km east of Walcha after reports of a serious crash.

The driver of the vehicle has been confirmed deceased at the scene.

The road remains partially blocked and police have confirmed they will close the road.

The highway is expected to remain closed for several hours as crash investigators piece together the circumstances surrounding the accident.