A man critically injured in a horror head-on crash in the Hunter Valley has passed away in John Hunter Hospital.
The 59 year old was behind the wheel of an Audi Q3 that collided with a Subaru Forrester on the New England Highway on Friday afternoon.
The 48 year old male driver of the Subaru died at the scene.
The Audi driver and his 59 year old female passenger were airlifted to hospital - both in a critical condition.
Police say the man died at 7am this morning.
The woman continues to fight for life after undergoing surgery.
Crash investigators are examining what happened in the lead up to the collision.