Fatal crash

Fatal crash SMH

Police are investigating the cause of a fatal single vehicle crash which occurred outside Adelong Tuesday morning.

Police, SES and paramedics were called to an area of the Snowy Mountains Highway about five kilometres from Adelong about 11am, after a passer-by noticed a ute had run off the road and called emergency services.

The member of the public rendered assistance, but the 20-year-old Wodonga man died on the scene.

Police have not yet confirmed the cause of the accident but have ruled out the involvement of another person or car.

It is believed the young male was driving towards Adelong when his vehicle travelled off the road and hit a tree.

The Snowy Mountains Highway, between Adelong and the Hume Highway, was closed for a number of hours.