Truckie dies after rollover at Redesdale

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A 47-year-old man has died in hospital following a crash at Redesdale in central Victoria on Thursday, April 13.

According to a police statement, the man was driving a semi-trailer down a steep incline on Heathcote-Redesdale Road, between Old Ford Road and Burkes Lane, about 2.30pm.

It appears the truck was unable to slow down and the driver has jumped from the moving truck prior to it running off the road just prior to the Redesdale Bridge.

The prime mover rolled several times before coming to a stop down the incline.

A member of the public located the driver in the middle of the road and notified authorities.

The Diggers Rest man was airlifted to hospital, however, sadly died on Friday night, April 14.

Police will prepare a report for the coroner.

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