Truck driver found dead in horror crash wreck

UPDATE at 5:00 PM | THE wreckage of a horror fatal truck crash on the Logan Motorway may have gone unnoticed for almost 12 hours before it was found, it has been revealed.

The Lindsay Transport truck was found twisted and surrounded by debris under a section of the M2 which passes over Slacks Creek at Tanah Merah about 10.30 on Wednesday morning.

In a press conference this afternoon, police confirmed the male driver was found deceased at the scene.


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Police also revealed the accident may have actually occurred around 11.30pm last night.

It’s understood the truck was travelling west along the motorway when, for reasons unknown, it left the road as it split into two parallel bridges over Slacks Creek.

The truck smashed through a guardrail and plunged 10m down a gap between the two bridges.

Residents in the area have told 9NEWS they heard “loud crashing” noises about 11.30pm last night but when they went outside to investigate, they couldn’t see anything.

Helicopter footage from the scene on Wednesday morning showed emergency services trying to free the driver’s body from the crumpled cabin.

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FIRST at 2:50 PM | A TRUCK driver is feared to have been killed in a horror crash on the Logan Motorway, south of Brisbane.

It happened where the M2 passes over Slacks Creek at Tanah Merah.

The truck plunged off the side of the bridge and shattered into pieces as it landed on the ground below.

There are reports the accident happened several hours before the wreckage was found.

The driver is believed to have died after being crushed in the trucks crumpled cabin.

Emergency services were still attempting to retrieve his body from the wreckage at the time of writing.

No other vehicles are believed to have been involved in the accident.

Major delays are being experienced through the area.

No further information is available at this time.

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Jaydan is a Digital News Producer at myGC.com.au. He was appointed Managing Editor of the Junee Southern Cross newspaper at the age of 17 and has since held positions in a number of newsrooms in New South Wales and Queensland. Jaydan joined the Hot Tomato Broadcasting Company in 2013 and has been keeping the Gold Coast up to date with the latest local, national and international news online at myGC.com.au ever since. With almost ten years’ experience in both print and digital media Jaydan is committed to providing the best coverage during major news and weather events.

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