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