It's a tragic day on the Hunter's roads, a woman has died and a young girl survived a crash at Stroud this morning.
Emergency services were called to The Bucketts Way, about 5-kilometres north of the Stroud Hill Road intersection at about 10:50am following reports a Ford Ranger had left the road.
NSW Ambulance paramedics located the driver when they arrived – a female aged in her 30s – trapped in the front cabin of the vehicle.
She tragically died at the scene.
An 11-year-old girl was able to free herself from the vehicle, she was treated by paramedics for minor injuries and transferred to the John Hunter Hospital.
Port Stephens-Hunter Police District officers have established a crime scene as they investigate the circumstances surrounding the crash.
The Bucketts Way has been closed in both directions, with diversions in place for both north and southbound traffic via Johnsons Creek Road. Delays are expected, police are urging motorists to avoid The Bucketts Way as the road will be closed for some time.
Anyone motorists who were driving along The Bucketts Way around the time of the incident and may have dashcam footage is urged to contact police.
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