A young driver has lost his life in a horror crash near Raymond Terrace.
A Subaru Liberty left East Seaham Road and slammed into a power pole just before 4:30am this morning.
The 19 year old man was briefly trapped in the wreckage, before being treated by paramedics.
He died on route to John Hunter Hospital.
Police are preparing a report for the coroner as they investigate what led to the crash.