A driver has been killed after three trucks crashed and caught fire in an incident near the South Australian-Victorian border earlier this morning.
The accident happened on the Western Highway at Serviceton, about 5km over the Victorian border near Wolseley just after 2am.
Victoria Police were told a truck crashed into the back of a stationary truck, and the truck that was stationary, collided with a truck in front of it.
The driver of the first truck, who has yet to be identified, died at the scene. There are no reports yet on the condition of the other two drivers.
A truckie near Wolseley who was in the line to get from Victoria into SA told ABC Radio Adelaide the 10km line had taken about five hours to cross, due to the crash.
The man named Steve said he saw the crash in his rear view mirror.
“I felt the explosion of the truck that ran into the back of the other vehicle,” Steve said.
SA Police said the Dukes Highway at the border of Victoria and South Australia will now be closed for several hours.
SA motorists heading to Victoria are being diverted south onto Meatworks Road toward Naracoorte, and access to Victoria will be via the Wimmera Highway.
“If you are heading to Victoria today please do not travel via Bordertown,” said SA police.
Emergency crews are still on the scene and an investigation into the incident has commenced. The Western Highway is closed at Serviceton.
Anyone who witnessed the incident or has dashcam footage is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report at https://bit.ly/3a6cxNy.