Driver dies after he suffered gunshot wound and his car slammed into a tree in Port Stephens

Mystery when a Ford Ranger ute crashes into a tree and the driver finds a gunshot wound

  • An unknown man was found with a gunshot wound after colliding with a tree
  • Emergency services were called on August 29 to drive to Hideaway in Salt Ash
  • NSW Police and paramedics found the man and attempts to resuscitate him failed
  • Police are treating the death as suspicious and investigating the crime scene

A driver has crashed into a tree after sustaining a fatal gunshot wound, with the unidentified man dying at the scene as police launch a murder investigation.

Emergency services were called to Hideaway Drive in Salt Ash around 1:45pm on Sunday, August 29 after reports of a Ford Ranger hitting a tree.

NSW paramedics and police found the male driver with a gunshot wound, and despite all efforts were unable to save his life.

A man has been found dead with a gunshot wound after his car crashed into a tree in Salt Ash, southwest of Port Stephens on Sunday afternoon

A man has been found dead with a gunshot wound after his car crashed into a tree in Salt Ash, southwest of Port Stephens on Sunday afternoon

The death is treated as suspicious and a crime scene is set up in the suburb, southwest of Port Stephens.

A second vehicle was found burnt out on Masonite Road in Heatherbrae.

Homicide detectives will investigate both crime scenes.

Anyone with information or dashcam footage that could help investigators is urged to contact Crime Stoppers.

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