26 February 2024

Man dies following single-vehicle crash in Tumut

| Shri Gayathirie Rajen
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Traffic on the Snowy Mountains Highway was affected in both directions following a fatal truck crash in the Riverina. Photo: SCM Jeans.

A 32-year-old male truck driver has died following a single-vehicle crash in Tumut over the weekend.

Police said emergency services were called to the intersection of Snowy Mountains Highway and Gadara Road, Tumut, just after 6 am on Sunday (25 February) following reports of a single-vehicle crash.

On arrival, officers attached to Riverina Police District located a semi-trailer damaged due to a collision with a fence.

It is alleged that a kangaroo jumped in front of the vehicle before the truck was stopped.

The driver died at the scene.

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A crime scene has been established, and police have launched an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident.

A report will be prepared for the Coroner.

Traffic was affected in both directions on the Snowy Mountains Highway between Batlow Road and Tumut Street from 7:24 am to 4:16 pm on Sunday.

As inquiries continue, anyone with information about this incident or dash cam footage is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.

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