24 July 2023

Truck driver dies following a two vehicle crash on the Hume near Wagga

| Shri Gayathirie Rajen
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File Photo: NSW Traffic and Highway Patrol Facebook.

Riverina Police District calling for dash cam footage following a fatal crash on the Hume Highway at Tarcutta after a truck driver was found dead at the scene. Photo: NSW Police.

61-year-old man has died following a two-truck collision on the Hume Highway.

Officers from Riverina Police District found B-double and a refrigerated truck had collided and confirmed that the driver of the B-double had died at the scene while he was trapped in the vehicle.

He has not been formally identified.

Police said the 30-year-old driver of the refrigerated truck exited the vehicle and tried to contact emergency services.

He was treated by NSW Ambulance paramedics before being taken to Wagga Wagga Hospital as a precaution and for mandatory testing.

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Riverina Police District established a crime scene with the Crash Investigation Unit investigating the circumstances surrounding the crash.

The traffic on Hume Highway northbound of Tarcutta approaching the Sturt Highway was diverted via Tumbarumba Road to Alfredtown, then to Sturt Highway to rejoin the Hume Highway.

Motorists were advised to allow plenty of extra travel time and follow the directions of emergency services and traffic crews on site.

Any witnesses to the collision, including motorists with dashcam footage are urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 00. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.

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