A CRITICAL investigation team has been sent to the scene where a suspected thief was killed during a police chase on the NSW Central Coast on Wednesday.
Police were following a car through Barnsley, near Newcastle, when it veered off the road and smashed into a tree.
The male driver died at the scene while his female passenger was taken to hospital in a stable condition.
Earlier in the evening, police had been called to the Teralba train station following reports money had been stolen from a ticketing machine.
The car involved in the crash was seen leaving the station before police began a pursuit.
Police have appealed for witnesses to come forward.
Details about the deceased's age and home town were not available on Wednesday night.
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