NSW Police Sergeant killed in crash a 'fine officer'
A sergeant killed after his car crashed into a tree in the NSW Hunter Valley has been remembered as a fine officer.
The 43-year-old sergeant was driving through Allandale on his way to assist other officers in a pursuit late on Saturday night when his car crashed off the road and into a tree.
He died at the scene.
Acting Deputy Commissioner Geoff McKechnie said a critical incident investigation had been launched to probe the circumstances surrounding the crash.
"At the moment we don't have too many details. It's all subject to investigation, obviously," he told reporters on Sunday morning.
"The investigation will take some time, obviously, and we may have some further information we can provide at a later time."
Mr McKechnie said his thoughts were with the sergeant's colleagues and young family.
"He is a father of two young children, and his wife and family are currently being supported by extended family and colleagues of the officer," he said.
"NSW Police Force will ensure that all available welfare, support and assistance is provided to his family and his colleagues as we work through this tough period ahead.