Update @1.00pm: Police are now on the hunt for a driver who was believed to be involved in this morning’s fatal crash, but left the scene before speaking to police.
Police say they’re not suggesting the driver of the unknown vehicle caused the crash, but that they may have information which could clarify the circumstances surrounding the incident.
It’s now believed 11 vehicles were involved in the crash, citybound on the M4 this morning, which resulted in the death of a 36-year-old man from Wentworthville.
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All other involved drivers have been taken to hospital for mandatory testing.
All citybound lanes have been re-opened, after more than five hours of disruptions and closures.
Crash Investigation Unit Commander, Inspector Katie Orr, says police are eager to gather all possible information in regards to the incident.
“We want to speak with this driver to find what they know about the events leading up to the crash.
“We also want to speak with any drivers who may have witnessed the crash and left the area or have relevant dash-cam footage,” Inspector Orr said.
Earlier @8.30am: A man has tragically died after a horrific car crash involving a truck and eight cars on the M4 this morning.
It’s believed the collision happened near the Church Street exit at Mays Hill around 5.30am.
Paramedics report the scene was very distressing on arrival, with multiple people requiring assistance.
Despite desperate attempts, one man couldn’t be saved.
All citybound lanes on the M4 are closed, with traffic queued back for more than 15 kilometres.
It’s believed traffic is also being diverted to the Great Western Highway.
It’s unsure when the lanes will be re-opened.