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Driver charged over fatal NSW crash

A man has died after a collision with a utility forced his Toyota Echo into oncoming traffic in Sydney's south, police say.

The 33-year-old utility driver has been charged over the Friday afternoon crash at Lucas Heights which ultimately involved five vehicles.

Police allege the Echo and the Isuzu D-Max were both travelling west on New Illawarra Road when they crashed about 4pm.

The impact forced the Echo into traffic and it collided with a Mitsubishi Lancer, police say. The Lancer, a Toyota Camry and a Honda CRV then collided.

The Echo driver, a 66-year-old man from Revesby, died at the scene.

A 54-year-old woman driving the Lancer was taken to hospital with minor injuries. Police say no one else was hurt.

The utility driver, from Holsworthy, has been charged with dangerous driving occasioning death and negligent driving occasioning death.

He's been granted conditional bail ahead of a scheduled appearance at Sutherland Local Court on Thursday, June 28.

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