Truckie killed in crash on Old Bruce Highway at Kybong


A 50-year-old driver has died following a fatal single vehicle crash in Kybong, near Gympie, yesterday afternoon.

Initial investigations indicate at approximately 12.15pm, a tipper truck was travelling south along Old Bruce Highway when it left the road and crashed into a tree near Tandur Kybong Road.

Reports say that firefighters had fought to free the man from the wreckage with hydraulic cutters while the truck remained on its side, stabilised with a rope.

The driver and sole occupant, a 50-year-old Gympie man, sustained critical injuries and died at the scene.

Police are appealing for witnesses or anyone with dashcam vision from the area to come forward.

The Forensic Crash Unit is investigating.

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