Bruce Hwy now open following fatal Gin Gin crash

A CABOOLTURE truck driver has died in a horror crash on the Bruce Highway between Gin Gin and Miriam Vale, west of Bundaberg. 

Police believe the truck was heading north on the highway when it left the road about 44km north of Gin Gin, near Boundary Gully.

The 54-year-old driver died at the scene. He was the truck's only occupant.

The Bruce Highway has now reopened, according to Queensland Police Service.

The Queensland traffic website 131940 still lists the highway as blocked, but police confirmed the road has been open since 5am.

Those heading south will be sent via Miriam Vale.

The Forensic Crash Unit is investigating.

 

UPDATE 6.37PM: THE truck fire located between Gin Gin and Miriam Vale has been extinguished but the highway remains closed and the condition of the driver is still unknown.

Emergency services currently remain at the scene of a truck rollover.

Police report preliminary information indicates that the truck rolled and caught fire shortly before 5pm this afternoon.

The fire has been extinguished and investigations by the Forensic Crash Unit continue.

No information in relation to the driver is able to be provided at this time.

The highway is expected to be closed for several hours with motorists advised to consider delaying travel or travel inland with northbound traffic asked to divert through Rosedale and southbound traffic to divert through Miriam Vale.

Anyone with information which could assist with this matter should contact Crime Stoppers anonymously via 1800 333 000 or crimestoppers.com.au 24hrs a day.

EARLIER: BUNDABERG Police are responding to reports of a semi-truck fire 50km north of Gin Gin with unconfirmed reports the driver is still inside.

Police are yet to arrive on scene and the contents of the truck is currently unknown.

More to come.


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