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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