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Police investigating second fatal crash in 24 hours

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Police are investigating a yet another fatal crash in the Hunter Valley, the second in less than 24 hours.

About 5.50pm yesterday (Thursday 16 March 2017), an eastbound Holden Statesman and a BMW motorcycle collided on Clarence Town Road at Woodville, as the Holden was turning right into a driveway.

The motorcyclist was ejected and sustained significant injuries.

He was taken to John Hunter Hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

The man is not yet formally identified, however he is believed to be a male aged in his 40s.

The 52-year-old male driver of the Holden was uninjured. He was taken to John Hunter Hospital for mandatory blood and urine tests.

The crash follows an earlier collision at Whitigham that claimed one life and left three others injured.

About 7.40am yestedray (Thursday 16 March 2017), a westbound Hyundai Lantra and an eastbound Holden Commodore collided on Mitchell Line of Road, Whittingham.

As a result of the crash, the 63-year-old male driver of the Commodore died at the scene.

A 53-year-old woman in the front passenger seat of the Commodore received spinal injuries. A 16-year-old girl in the rear of the Commodore suffered abrasions. They were both taken to John Hunter Hospital in stable condition.

The driver of the Lantra, a 32-year-old man, suffered leg injuries and was taken to John Hunter Hospital in a stable condition.

Police from Newcastle Crash Investigation Unit attended the scene and conducted inquiries.

Mitchell Line of Road was closed for about six hours during the examination of the scene.

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