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Pedestrian dies after being hit by car in the Hunter

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A pedestrian has died after being hit by a car at Thornton this morning.

Emergency services were called to the New England Highway near Weakleys Drive after 2:30am, following reports a pedestrian had been hit by a Ford Falcon sedan.

Despite efforts to revive the man, he died at the scene.

He is yet to be formally identified.

The 30-year-old driver of the Ford was uninjured and taken to hospital for mandatory testing.

Officers attached to Port Stephens-Hunter Police District established a crime scene and commenced an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the crash.

Local traffic diversions are in place and motorists are urged to avoid the area.

As inquiries continue, police are urging anyone with information, or dashcam vision from the area, to come forward.

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