Tree falls on moving car, killing NSW man

A falling tree has killed a man in the back seat of a car in a freak accident in northern NSW.
A falling tree has killed a man in the back seat of a car in a freak accident in northern NSW.

A falling tree has killed a man travelling in the back seat of a car, but spared other passengers, in a freak accident on NSW's mid-north coast.

A Subaru station wagon was travelling into a rest area on the Pacific Highway at Kundabung, south of Kempsey, about 4.40pm on Tuesday when a large tree fell onto the moving vehicle.

The man seated in the rear of the car - who is yet to be formally identified - died at the scene.

A man and woman seated in the front of the car were injured and taken to Port Macquarie Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

A crime scene has been established and a brief will be prepared for coroner.

Australian Associated Press