Qld truckie killed after petrol tanker rolls

A man has died following a single vehicle traffic crash on the Gore Highway near Pittsworth this morning.

Initial investigations suggests the fuel tanker was about 7km south west of Pittsworth when it left the road and rolled about 4.25am.

The driver and sole occupant of the vehicle, a 62-year-old Goondiwindi man, died at the scene.


The Gore Highway remains closed to traffic at the site of the crash with signed detours and traffic control in place.

The detours are expected to be in place for several hours while the Forensic Crash Unit investigates the crash and emergency services contain a diesel spill that occurred off the road.