Truck driver dies in crash near Gin Gin
A CABOOLTURE truck driver has died in a horror crash on the Bruce Hwy between Gin Gin and Miriam Vale.
Police believe the truck was heading north on the highway when it left the road about 44km north of Gin Gin, near Boundary Gully, and caught fire.
The 54-year-old driver died at the scene. He was the truck’s only occupant.
Gin Gin Police Sergeant Tim Marrinan said the Bruce Hwy had reopened on Monday but investigations were ongoing.
“The vehicle appears to have driven straight off the kerb, which points to driver fatigue or driver distraction.,” he said.
Anyone with information which could assist with this matter should contact Crime Stoppers anonymously via 1800 333 000 or crimestoppers.com.au 24 hours a day. During the long weekend police within the Bundaberg region issued more than 60 infringement notices to drivers.
Bundaberg Police Traffic Branch officer-in-charge Sergeant Marty Arnold said despite Sunday night’s fatality, drivers had not received the message.
“It’s the same old thing again. We’re coming across vehicles speeding, some of them at incredibly silly speeds in excess of 140kmh on the Bruce Hwy,” he said.
“It’s not the roads, it’s not inexperienced drivers, it’s general drivers – a bit too confident, a bit too lazy – making silly mistakes at the wrong time and it leads to tragic consequences.”