Fatal truck crash near Inverell

Monday, 22 August 2022 07:35:36 AM

A man has died following a heavy vehicle crash in the state’s north yesterday.

Emergency services were called to the Gwydir Highway, Swan Vale, about 30km east of Inverell, after reports a Kenworth Prime Mover with a b-double trailer had crashed last night (Sunday 21 August 2022).

The truck was located down a gully on the side of the road after 8pm. The 49-year-old driver and sole occupant of the truck died at the scene.

Officers from New England Police District established a crime scene, which was examined by specialist forensic police.

An investigation into the circumstances surrounding the crash is underway.

A report will be prepared for the information of the Coroner.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.