A man is dead and a road closed following an early morning crash north west of Orange on Christmas Day.
Emergency services were called to the scene on Renshaw McGirr Way, Parkes, just after 7am on Wednesday morning after a car crashed into a tree and caught fire.
It's believed the car was travelling east along Renshaw McGirr Way when it left the roadway.
The fire was extinguished and the driver and sole occupant of the car died at the scene. He has not been formally identified.
A crime scene was established, and investigations are underway to determine the circumstances surrounding the crash.
A brief will be prepared for then information of the Coroner.
At 11am on Wednesday morning, Renshaw McGirr Way remained closed in both directions and local diversions are in place.
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