Two men have died in a horror smash at Salamander Bay.
Police say four people were in a Mazda 3 hatchback which left the road at the intersection of George Road and Soldiers Point Road just before 1am today and hit a tree.
A 34-year-old man died at the scene along with another man - both are yet to be formally identified.
The driver, a 30-year-old man, sustained serious injuries. He remains in a serious condition at John Hunter Hospital.
A 30-year-old travelling in the back of the car sustained minor injuries. He is in a stable condition at John Hunter Hospital.
While inquiries into the events leading up to the crash are continuing, alcohol is considered a factor.
Anyone who witnessed the crash is urged to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
Emergency services are still at the scene of a serious crash at Salamader Bay.
A car ran off the road at the intersection of George Road and Soldiers Point Road just before 1.00am on Friday and hit a tree.
It's understood at least one person died in the crash.
More details to come.