One dead after ute is crushed between trucks in horror crash

ONE person has been killed after a ute was crushed between two trucks in a horror crash in Sydney.

It happened at the intersection of Canterbury Road and Calidore Street at Bankstowm around 5.25am.

Police said a man travelling in the ute died at the scene, while both truck drivers escaped unhurt.


A woman who lives on Canterbury Road told the Daily Telegraph the ute had been ‘squashed’.

“I peered our the window and saw this squashed car between two trucks — it was like someone stomping their foot on a can,” the woman told the publication.

The Crash Investigation Unit is now investigating the circumstances surrounding the horrific collision.

The driver of the truck which smashed into the back of the ute has been taken for mandatory testing.

Anyone who may have witnessed the crash or who has dashcam vision, is urged to make contact with the unit via Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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