A man has died after his car left the road and slammed into a power pole and a tree in Dapto overnight.
Police said the 34-year-old, from Dapto, was driving alone west along Avondale Road in a silver Toyota Prado about 11.10pm on Thursday when his car left the road near the railway crossing.
It hit a power pole before crashing into a tree.
Nearby residents called emergency services and rushed to help the man, but he died at the scene.
Police established a crime scene while Endeavour Energy workers repaired the damaged pole and downed power lines.
A report will be prepared for the Coroner and police are appealing for anyone who saw the crash or the lead-up to it to contact Lake Illawarra police on 4232 5599 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.