A TEENAGE passenger has been killed after the vehicle in which he was travelling crashed into a tree at Lilyvale, near Helensburgh early this afternoon.
A police investigation is underway following the fatal single-vehicle crash in the Royal National Park.
Emergency services were called to Lady Wakehurst Drive about 1.45pm today (Saturday), following reports a car had crashed into a tree.
On arrival, Wollongong police found the young man, believed to be aged in his late teens, dead. He has not been formally identified. The driver, an 18-year-old man, suffered minor injuries and was taken to St George Hospital for mandatory testing.
A crime scene has been established with officers from the Crash Investigation Unit to investigate the circumstances surrounding the incident.
Lady Wakehurst Drive is closed in both directions and people are advised to avoid the area. Visit Live Traffic for further details.
Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000.
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