A man is now facing charges after a pedestrian was allegedly fatally hit by a truck at South Maitland yesterday.
About 6.30am on Tuesday, emergency services were called to Cessnock Road at Maitland, after a male pedestrian was hit by a truck.
The driver immediately stopped and attempted to render assistance, but the 62-year-old man died at the scene.
The 47-year-old driver was uninjured and taken to Maitland Hospital for mandatory testing.
Officers from Port Stephens-Hunter Police District and the Crash Investigation Unit attended and established a crime scene, which was forensically examined.
Following inquiries by Crash Investigation Unit officers, the driver of the truck was arrested and taken to Maitland Police Station, where he was charged with dangerous driving occasioning death and negligent driving occasioning death.
He’s been granted conditional bail to appear at Maitland Local Court in late July.