One person in the NSW Hunter region and another in eastern Victoria have died in car crashes as holiday makers set out for the Easter long weekend.
13 Apr - 2:24 PM 

A man has died in a two-vehicle crash in the NSW Hunter region, the second fatality on Australian roads ahead of the Easter long weekend.

The 27-year-old died when his car collided with a ute at about 6am on Thursday in Clarence Town, police say.

The uninjured 30-year-old ute driver has been taken to Maitland hospital for mandatory testing.

In east Victoria, a person died after a single vehicle crash early on Thursday morning.

The person was found dead near the crash in Bowser, near Wangaratta, while a man located inside the vehicle and was taken to hospital with serious injuries.


NSW: 1

VIC: 1

The AAP Easter road toll period runs from 0001 Thursday April 13 to 2359 Monday April 17 local time.