UPDATED: Truckie dies in Burnett Heads rollover

 

A truck driver has died following a semi-trailer rollover northeast of Bundaberg.

Emergency services were called to the truck rollover on Port Rd in Burnett Heads at 5.51am this morning.

A Queensland Ambulance Service spokesman said a man was assessed at the scene for critical injuries and police have confirmed the 61-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene.

 

A truck driver is believed to have been killed in a rollover near Bundaberg.
A truck driver is believed to have been killed in a rollover near Bundaberg.

Port Rd has been closed while the Forensic Crash Unit attend the scene.

Police have advised motorists to delay their travel or seek an alternative route, with Rubyanna Rd and Burnett Heads Rd still open.

The man was reportedly trapped within the semi-trailer, which has rolled onto his side.

Firefighters and rescue crews were on the scene using hydraulic cutting equipment to cut the man from the rolled truck, a Queensland Fire and Emergency Services spokeswoman said.

Forensic Crash Unit investigations are continuing. Anyone with dashcam or information should contact Policelink here or Crimestoppers here or on 1800 333 000. 


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