Truck driver dies in fiery highway crash

A TRUCK DRIVER has died in a fiery crash in New South Wales’ Central West.

Emergency services were called to the Mid-Western Highway, about 30km west of Grenfell, about 5.20pm on Saturday.

They found the truck, which was carrying a load of gyprock, had left the road and hit a tree, before bursting into flames.


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The driver and sole occupant, a 43-year-old Kariong man, died at the scene.

Officers from The Hume Police District established a crime scene and are investigating the circumstances surrounding the crash.

A report will be prepared for the information of the Coroner.

If you have information for Police, please contact NSW Police on 131 444 or provide information using their online form 24 hours per day. 

You can report also information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or via nsw.crimestoppers.com.au 24 hours per day. Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation.

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