Two dead in explosive truck crash

TWO drivers have been killed after a truck loaded with sugar cane smashed into a sedan and burst into flames south of Cairns.

The two vehicles came to grief on the Bruce Highway at Feluga, near Tully, just after midnight.

Sadly, there was nothing emergency services could do so save the drivers. Police confirmed they were both pronounced deceased at the scene.


The Forensic Crash Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the double fatality and are urging witnesses to come forward.

Both lanes of the highway remained closed on Sunday morning, with diversions through Mission Beach expected to be in place until midday.

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Jaydan is a Digital News Producer at 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 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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