POLICE have launched a critical incident investigation after a stolen truck ploughed into several vehicles and a building before erupting into flames in the NSW Hunter Valley.
Just before 7.30am today, officers responded to reports of a semi-trailer stolen from a service station at Murrurundi.
The truck was allegedly spotted driving erratically south along the New England Highway, through Muswellbrook and towards Singleton.
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Police said that as the truck approached Singleton, officers deployed road spikes in order to stop the vehicle.
The truck continued for a short time before crashing into several vehicles and buildings and bursting into flames.
A number of people were injured in the crash, including a man in a vehicle who has been airlifted to John Hunter Hospital in a critical condition.
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The driver of the alleged stolen truck was arrested at the scene and is currently assisting police with inquiries.
Police advised a critical incident team will now investigate all circumstances surrounding the incident including the deployment of road spikes.
Trail of destruction on the New England Highway at Singleton after a stolen truck crashed into cars and buildings. pic.twitter.com/wIi9vRY45h
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