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.


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.

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