Driver killed in fiery crash with B-double truck

A MAN has been killed in a horror crash between a car and a b-double truck in southern New South Wales.

It happened on the Hume Highway at Mullengandra, 45km north-west of Albury, just before 8.30pm on Thursday.

Police said a Mazda ute towing a van on a trailer collided with a b-double truck on Sweetwater Creek Bridge.


The utility flipped onto its roof on impact and burst into flames.

Sadly the driver, a 63-year-old man from Queensland, died at the scene.

The 46-year-old man driving the truck sustained head and back injuries and was treated by paramedics at the scene before being airlifted to Canberra Hospital in a serious but stable condition.

The horrific accident occurred in the same area where, just 12 hours earlier, a man was killed and four others injured, one of them critically, when the car they were in left the road and hit a tree.

Officers from the Murray River Police District are investigating the circumstances surrounding both crashes and will prepare reports for the information of the Coroner.

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