Truck driver dies in crash near Gin Gin

Isis Town and Country - - Kolan News -

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 crimestop­ 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.”

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