News

Driver killed in two-truck crash north west of Gympie

A FATAL two-truck crash north west of Gympie is being investigated by the Forensic Crash Unit.
A FATAL two-truck crash north west of Gympie is being investigated by the Forensic Crash Unit.

UPDATE 8.35am:

Murgon police Constable Sheldon Livingstone said the road was currently being cleared of debris.

"(It's) still not open and should be open in the next hour, one of the trucks was a two trailer truck carrying cattle, with a  fair few cattle having to be put down," he said.

"The other truck was smaller with a caravan on the back towing a demountable,"

Police are still investigating.

EARLIER:

A FATAL truck crash at Booubyjan is being investigated by the Forensic Crash Unit.

Initial investigations suggest at about 8.30pm two trucks collided at the intersection of the Burnett Hwy and Murgon-Gayndah Rd, about 100km north-west of Gympie.
 

A FATAL two-truck crash north west of Gympie is being investigated by the Forensic Crash Unit.
A FATAL two-truck crash north west of Gympie is being investigated by the Forensic Crash Unit. RACQ CareFlight Rescue

One truck driver was pronounced deceased at the scene of the crash. 

The second driver, a man in his 50s, has been airlifted to Toowoomba Hospital with suspected chest and other injuries.

The Burnett Hwy was closed for two hours while the Forensic Crash Unit investigates the incident. 

Anyone with information which could assist with this matter should contact Crime Stoppers anonymously via 1800 333 000.
 

 

South Burnett

Topics:  death, editors picks, fatal accident, police, south burnett, truck crash


Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Little horse becomes social media sensation

ALL GROWN UP: Neko has grown into a healthy mini horse. Contributed

Lyn Stratford worked hard every day to bring Neko back to health.

What you need to know about the federal election

Voting at Springfield Lakes State School on polling day. Photo: David Nielsen / The Queensland Times

What you need to know about the federal election

Pre-polling centres in the South Burnett ‘flooded’

Voters at St John's Lutheran Hall.

Pre-polling centres in the South Burnett ‘flooded’ with voters.

Latest deals and offers

Car inferno sparks grass fire at Gordonbrook

A CAR engulfed by flames on the side of a Gordonbrook road sparked a wild grass fire just past 1pm today.

Little horse becomes social media sensation

ALL GROWN UP: Neko has grown into a healthy mini horse. Contributed

Lyn Stratford worked hard every day to bring Neko back to health.

What you need to know about the federal election

Voting at Springfield Lakes State School on polling day. Photo: David Nielsen / The Queensland Times

What you need to know about the federal election

Pre-polling centres in the South Burnett ‘flooded’

Voters at St John's Lutheran Hall.

Pre-polling centres in the South Burnett ‘flooded’ with voters.

How not to freeze this weekend

JACK FROST: Photo Karina Sommerlad / Stanthorpe Border Post

How not to freeze this weekend

Man and his four-year-old daughter flown to hospital

CAREFLIGHT: Man and his daughter injured.

Man and his four-year-old daughter flown to hospital

Burnett Heads housing development approved

COUNCIL APPROVED: A Burnett Heads housing development has been approved by Bundaberg Regional Council. Photo Contributed

Councillors approved the development seven votes to four

Three bedroom, 1100sqm block: Is this Qld's cheapest home?

BARGAIN BUY: Is this North Bundaberg property the cheapest home in Queensland?

Becoming a real estate mogul is all about risk and reward