Truckie dies after Mt Coolon rollover
A KILCUMMIN man has died in hospital after a prime mover rollover at Mount Coolon.
Queensland Police Service said in a statement officers were investigating after the traffic crash about 260 kilometres west of Mackay on Monday morning.
Preliminary information suggests the prime mover, which was carrying grain, rolled over on Glen Avon Road about 8.15am.
The driver of the truck ,a 45-year-old man, suffered critical injuries from the incident.
He was was airlifted by RACQ CQ Rescue to Mackay Base Hospital, but died Tuesday morning.
A spokeswoman for RACQ CQ Rescue said the truck driver was helped by other motorists travelling on the road immediately after the crash.
“It is believed the driver was ejected from the truck’s cab during the accident this morning,” she said.
“But (he) was conscious and able to be assisted by a passing motorist who took him to Mt Coolon where he was met by ambulance officers from Glenden.”
The Queensland Police Forensic Crash Unit was investigating to determine exactly how the crash occurred.