Man killed in truck crash
Cause unknown as forensic investigations continuing
A 59-year-old Wandal man has died in a truck accident on Gladstone-Monto Road.
At about 11pm on Thursday, police received a call that a truck had gone through the barrier on the mountain road winding down past Kalpowar and rolled approximately 40 metres.
It went over the embankments and crashed on the range at the bottom of the cliff.
Queensland Ambulance Service, Queensland Fire and Emergency Service and local police from Monto and Maryborough went to locate the truck.
Monto Police Constable Michael Schmidt said the cause of the incident was currently undetermined.
“Forensic crash units have attended and are currently investigating the cause of the crash,” Constable Schmidt said.
The truck was delivering logs to Gladstone and is suspected to have come from the Kalpowar State Forest logging site.
Three friends of the driver who came to visit the site and pay respects said they were “devastated”.
The vehicle has since been removed from the site and towed to Nambour for a mechanical investigation.
FATAL CRASH: A prime mover broke through the guard rail and rolled 40 metres down onto Gladstone Monto Road.
The 59-year-old driver was killed in the impact.