A 61-year-old man has died after his car crashed into a tree on John Renshaw Drive in Buchanan.

About 10.35am on Friday the 22nd May, emergency services were called to the scene, just after the intersection of Old Buttai Road, after an Isuzu utility left the roadway and crashed into a tree.

The driver and sole occupant was found trapped in the vehicle before being released, and going in cardiac arrest. 

Emergency services attempted to revive the man, however he died at the scene.

Officers from Hunter Valley Police District are investigating the circumstances surrounding the crash.

A report will be prepared for the Coroner.