Police on scene as truck driver killed near Tooraweenah

A truck driver has been killed when the B-double he was driving crashed near Tooraweenah on Saturday afternoon.

Police are currently on the scene of the roll-over on the Newell Highway , with the southbound fully loaded B-double the only vehicle involved

Orana Local Area Command duty officer Inspector Dan Skelly said traffic in the area will be disrupted for several hours.

“Investigations into the cause of the accident have commenced and no outcome has been reached at this stage,” Insp Skelly said.

“The driver of the truck is the only person to have died in the accident. We advise that there are delays on the Newell Highway in the vicinity of the accident and ask that anyone intending to travel on the Newell Highway, that would take them past the accident, to look for an alternative route or delay their trip.

“We estimate traffic near the accident scene will be delayed for at least another three hours, with the road to be closed at some stage to recover the wreckage.”