Fatal crash ended with car submerged in Wallis Creek at East Maitland

UPDATE Tuesday September 20:

Police are investigating a fatal single-vehicle crash in East Maitland.

Shortly before 10am on Monday emergency services were called to the New England Highway, East Maitland, following reports of a car submerged in a creek.

Initial investigations suggest a Ford Falcon, was travelling west on the highway when it left the roadway, crashed through a fence and landed in Wallis Creek.

The 47-year-old male driver died at the scene.

A report will now be prepared for the information of the Coroner.

Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. 

Monday September 19


Police have confirmed that a body was found inside the car pulled from Wallis Creek on Monday afternoon.

No details are available regarding the person or the circumstances leading up to the point when the car entered the creek.

A NSW Police duty officer is at the scene and a report will be prepared for the Coroner.


Emergency crews are at Wallis Creek after a car was discovered submerged on Monday. 

Police and Ambulance Rescue crews were called to the Wallis Creek Bridge in Maitland about lunch time. 

It is not yet known whether anyone was injured during the incident. 

A passerby told Fairfax Media he spotted the mostly-submerged vehicle about 9.30am Monday and contacted police. 


Emergency services were called to East Maitland about midday on Monday to reports of a partially submerged vehicle.

The vehicle is submerged in Wallis Creek just off the New England Highway. Emergency services remain at the scene.

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