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Man dies after rolling ute on highway

The man lost control of his Holden Colorado driving north of Moruya, on the Princes Highway in southern NSW.
The man lost control of his Holden Colorado driving north of Moruya, on the Princes Highway in southern NSW.

A man has died after rolling his ute on a major highway, closing the road for several hours.

Police say the 25-year-old lost control of his Holden Colorado while driving on the Princes Highway about 15km north of Moruya on the NSW south coast about 5.50am on Thursday.

The man, who was the only person in the vehicle, died at the scene.

The scene of the crash, about 15 kms north of Moruya in southern NSW
The scene of the crash, about 15 km north of Moruya in southern NSW. Picture:Live Traffic NSW

No other vehicles are thought to have been involved in the crash, and nobody else was hurt in the incident, police said.

Police from South Coast Police District established a crime scene as they investigated the circumstances surrounding the crash.

The Princes Highway was closed for several hours in both directions before reopening about 1.20pm, according to Live Traffic NSW.

SHOOTING SCENE
The road was closed for most of Thursday morning as emergency services investigated the crash Picture:NCA NewsWire / Gaye Gerard
Street view footage of the scene of the crash
Street view footage of the area of the Princes Highway where the fatal crash took place Picture:Supplied

There has been a jump in road deaths in NSW this year, according to data from Transport for NSW. A total of 226 people have been killed so far in 2023, up from 173 in the same period last year.

Police are still investigating the crash, and a report will be prepared for the coroner.

Anyone with information about the incident was urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au.