Update: Police have today confirmed the driver who passed away was a 46-year-old local man. His passenger, a relative of the driver, is a 28-year-old man.
A report is being prepared fro the coroner.
Previously: Police remain at the scene of a fatal single vehicle crash on Rodeo Drive.
Emergency services were called to Rodeo Drive at Tewinga at about 1.30am following reports a vehicle had left the road and hit a tree.
The driver died at the scene.
The passenger was treated by paramedics and taken to Coffs Harbour Hospital in a stable condition.
Officers from Mid North Police District attended and established a crime scene.
Rodeo Drive, between Wirrimbi and Irvines Rds, remains closed at this time as inquiries into the circumstances surrounding the crash continue. Motorists are advised to avoid the area.
Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report crime via NSW Police social media pages.