Police are investigating a fatal crash on the M1, Somersby.
At about 10:20am, Tuesday, May 2, emergency services were called to the M1, about one kilometre north of the Kariong turnoff, following reports of a crash.
Initial investigations suggest a van and a truck travelling north crashed.
At about 10:00am on the same day, a prime mover with a single trailer was stationary in the northern breakdown lane, approximately one kilometre from the Gosford turnoff at Kariong.
A Ford panel van was travelling in the northbound lane, when it struck the rear of the stationary prime mover.
The 49-year-old front seat passenger in the van was deceased at the scene, and the 46-year-old driver of the van was conveyed by Care Flight to Royal North Shore Hospital with critical injuries and is currently in an induced coma.
The truck driver was not injured and returned a negative breath test.
Police from Brisbane Waters Local Area Command are continuing investigations into the incident, and have appealed for anyone who witnessed the crash to come forward.
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