The scene of one of the crashes near Charters Towers. A trailer which a truck was carrying flipped twice, causing the truck to veer off the road and hit a parked vehicle.
The scene of one of the crashes near Charters Towers. A trailer which a truck was carrying flipped twice, causing the truck to veer off the road and hit a parked vehicle.

Driver killed as tractor, truck crash on country road

A man has died after a tractor and B-double truck collided on a North Queensland highway west of Townsville.

Police have confirmed the man died after being ejected from the tractor as a result of the collision, which took place on the Gregory Development Highway about 60km south of Charters Towers around 10am.

The driver of the truck was not injured.

The road is currently closed to all traffic and the forensic crash unit is investigating.

The tragedy happened during a morning of carnage on the roads around Charters Towers.

Another heavy vehicle crash occurred at 10.15am on the Flinders Highway at the foot of the Mingela Range.

The single vehicle crash caused the car trailer a light truck was carrying to roll twice and subsequently hit the Land Rover they were trying to salvage.

 

The trailer which the truck was carrying flipped twice, causing the truck to veer off the road and hit a parked vehicle.
The trailer which the truck was carrying flipped twice, causing the truck to veer off the road and hit a parked vehicle.

One man was transported in a stable condition to Townsville Hospital.

Townsville Police spokesman Matt Cameron-Lyon said the vehicle lost control and overturned.

"First responders would have been greeted to an overturned vehicle and a bit of chaos," Mr Cameron-Lyon said.

 

Police, Fire and Ambulance services were dispatched as a result of the incident, with police unsure how long it would take to clear.
Police, Fire and Ambulance services were dispatched as a result of the incident, with police unsure how long it would take to clear.

 

One westbound lane is closed currently due to the accident site needing to be cleared.

The eastbound lane is open, however, traffic control is in place.


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