POLICE have named the man who tragically died in a fatal crash near Ardlethan last week as David Smith.
Mr Smith, an Ardlethan local, died after he lost control of his Holden Commodore and hit a tree on Tallimba-Ardlethan Road last Saturday.
Police raced to the scene about 6pm the same day, but Mr Smith had already died.
Duty officer Inspector Peter Robertson said the 48-year-old was a property owner in Ardlethan. Police will prepare a report for the coroner.