UPDATE: Truck driver charged over fatal NSW crash

UPDATE @ October 15 2017 6am | A truck driver will face court in relation to a shocking fatal crash that claimed the life of a young man south west of Sydney.

It’s alleged, the 63-year-old was driving in a dangerous manner, when he lost control of his B-Double on the Hume Highway at Berrima, on Saturday morning.

The truck, which was travelling northbound, careered across the tree-lined median strip and on to the south bound lanes, colliding with a Ford Ranger, before coming to rest on an embankment.


A 23-year-old male passenger in the ute was trapped and could not be revived.

The 24-year-old ute driver suffered multiple fractures and was taken to Liverpool Hospital in a serious condition.

The driver of the B-double was taken to Bowral Hospital with minor injuries and for mandatory blood and urine testing.

He was later taken to Bowral Police Station and charged with dangerous driving occasioning death, drive manner dangerous, and negligent driving occasioning death.

He has been refused bail to appear before Goulburn Local Court today.

EARLIER @ October 14 2017 10.30am | A B-DOUBLE truck has ploughed into oncoming traffic on the Hume Highway in southern NSW, killing one person and triggering a massive pile up.

The horrific accident near the Medway Road off-ramp at Berrima, midway between Canberra and Sydney.

It’s understood the B-double was travelling north along the highway when it crossed into the southbound lanes and smashed head-on with several vehicles shortly before 4am.

A male passenger in one of the vehicles caught up in the carnage was trapped in the wreck with critical injuries.

Despite the desperate attempts of witnesses and emergency services to save the man, he could not be revived.

After wiping out a number of cars, the truck then travelled up an embankment where it came to rest on its side.

Police say it’s a miracle no one else was critically injured or killed in the collision.

The southbound lanes of the highway remain closed, with traffic being diverted around the scene via Medway Road.

Officers from the Metropolitan Crash Investigation Unit have travelled to the scene and are investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident.

Police are appealing for anyone who witnessed the crash or may have dash cam footage of the events leading up t o it to come forward and call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Motorists are urged to steer clear of the area, delay their trip or find an alternate route if possible.

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.