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Man dies after ute crashes into his Stanwell Park home

A man was airlifted to St George Hospital where he later died after a ute crashed into his Stanwell Park home on Wednesday

A MAN has died after a utility crashed into a power pole before ploughing into the front fence of his Stanwell park home on Wednesday.

The 57-year-old man is believed to have been returning from walking his dog when the ute smashed into his Railway Crescent yard about 8.30am.

Emergency services were called to the corner of Lawrence Hargrave Drive and Railway Crescent, Stanwell Park following reports a vehicle had struck a power line.

Wollongong police attended and established a crime scene, which was examined by specialist officers from the Crash Investigation Unit. Police have been told a white utility struck a power pole, before colliding with the occupant of a home in the front yard.

The man was treated at the scene by NSW Ambulance paramedics before being airlifted to St George Hospital, where he died a short time later.

The driver of the utility, a 40-year-old man, was taken to hospital for mandatory testing. Investigations are continuing.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000.


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A Sydney journalist, writer and historian, Mick Roberts specialises in Australian cultural history, particularly associated with the Australian hotel and liquor industry. Mick has had an interest in revealing the colourful story of pubs, inns and associated industries in Australia for over 30 years. He is currently working on a comprehensive history of the hotel and liquor industry in the Illawarra region of NSW. Besides writing a number of history books, Mick has owned and managed several community newspapers. He was one time editor of the Wollongong Northern News, The Bulli Times, The Northern Times, The Northern Leader and The Local - all located in the Wollongong region. As a journalist he has worked for Rural Press, Cumberland (News Limited), Sydney based, City News, and Torch Publications based in Canterbury Bankstown, NSW. He currently calls the inner-Sydney suburb of Surry Hills home.

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