Fatal crash on the Golden Highway near Lemington Road, Jerry Plains

A PERSON died following a single-vehicle crash and car fire in the Hunter region on Sunday.

At about 6.40pm on February 16, emergency services were called to the Golden Highway near Lemington Road, Jerry Plains.

Police believe the vehicle was travelling west along the Golden Highway when it left the roadway and crashed into trees, catching on fire.

The fire was extinguished by NSW Rural Fire Service and a body was located inside the car.

The person is yet to be formally identified.

Officers from Hunter Valley Police District established a crime scene and started inquiries into the circumstances surrounding the crash.

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

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or online