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A man has died after his car crashed and became engulfed with flames

South Coast Police District reports: A man has died after his car crashed and became engulfed with flames on the state’s South Coast.


Shortly after 1pm (Monday 3 August 2020), officers from South Coast Police District were called to the Kings Highway at Nelligen, following reports a car was on fire on the side of the road.

On arrival, police found the sole occupant of the Mitsubishi Lancer, a 33-year-old man, deceased a short distance away from the car.

Initial inquiries suggest the car left the road and collided with several trees, before catching alight.

A crime scene was established, and inquiries commenced by local detectives.

Anyone with information or dashcam footage is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.


A report will be prepared for the information of the Coroner.

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.


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