Truckie killed in Hume Highway crash near Tarcutta

A truck driver has died following a two-vehicle crash in southern NSW this morning.

About 4.40am (Thursday, July 20), emergency services were called to the Hume Highway at Tarcutta, about 45km south-east of Wagga Wagga, following reports of a crash.

On arrival, officers from Riverina Police District found two trucks had collided.

The driver of one truck died at the scene. He has not been formally identified. One of the B-doubles was reportedly carrying general freight, while the other was hauling frozen goods, according to one report.

The male driver of the second truck was taken to Wagga Wagga Hospital as a precaution and for mandatory testing.

The scene of this morning’s tragedy. Source: Live Traffic NSW

A crime scene has been established, with the Crash Investigation Unit investigating the circumstances surrounding the crash.

The highway is closed in the northbound direction. Diversions, suitable for all vehicles up to 25/26m B-doubles, are in place from Tumbarumba Rd to Alfredtown, then Sturt Hwy to rejoin the Hume Hwy.

Visit Live Traffic NSW for updates.

As inquiries continue, anyone with dashcam vision or further information is urged to come forward by contacting Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or Information is treated in strict confidence.

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