Man killed in truck crash

Cause un­known as foren­sic in­ves­ti­ga­tions con­tin­u­ing

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS - Jack Lawrie jack.lawrie@cnbtimes.com.au

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.

PHOTOS: JACK LAWRIE

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.

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