An elderly man died after two vehicles collided at the Myall Way intersection of the Pacific Highway at Tea Gardens.
About 4.50pm on Monday, July 6, emergency services were called to the site after a white Suzuki Jimmy collided with a white Hino rigid tabletop.
The driver of the Suzuki, a 90-year-old man, died at the scene.
The driver of the Hino, a 24-year-old man, was not injured and returned a negative result to a roadside breath test. He was transported to the Mater Hospital for mandatory blood and urine testing.
Officers attached to Port Stephens-Hunter Police District attended and began an investigation.
A southbound lane of the highway and the northbound right-turning lane into Myall Way were closed for a short time.
The Hino was transporting two steers at the time. The animals were not injured in the incident.
A report will be prepared for the coroner.