A report is being prepared for the Coroner after a man died in a single car crash at Scone.

The 66-year-old was driving a Mazda 3 on Noblet Street just after 4.00pm on Monday when the car travelled onto a dirt access road and hit a tree.

The man was treated at the scene before being taken to Scone Hospital where he died a short time later.

Meanwhile, a couple in their 50’s suffered serious multiple injuries when their motorbike collided with the rear of a trailer being towed by another vehicle on the Golden Highway at Jerrys Plains.

The crash happened just before 3.30pm on Monday, with the rider and pillion passenger flown to the John Hunter Hospital by the Hunter’s Westpac Rescue Helicopter.