Fatal crash at Seaham 

PORT Stephens police are investigating after a woman was killed on the region’s roads today, the first fatality of the fledgling Christmas season.

Emergency services were called to Clarence Town Road about 1.30pm after reports a car had struck a power pole.

An 82-year-old woman died at the scene.

A report will be prepared for the coroner.

Clarence Town Road is closed in both directions.

Police have appealed for witnesses to contact Raymond Terrace police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.