Police will prepare a report for the Coroner after a man was found dead in his car at Evans Head on Wednesday.
About 6.35pm, emergency services were called to Elm Street after reports that a utility crashed into a tree.
Police and ambulance paramedics removed the 74-year-old driver from the vehicle, who was pronounced dead at the scene.
Officers from the Richmond Local Area Command are investigating the circumstances surrounding the crash.
Anyone with information that may assist police inquiries should contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.