Truck driver dies after single-vehicle crash – Coonabarabran

A truck driver has died following a single vehicle crash in the State’s mid-west this afternoon.

About 2.15pm on Saturday 9 March 2024, emergency services were called to the Newell Highway at Gowang, about 30 kilometres south-west of Coonabarabran, after reports a B-double semi-trailer combination had left the roadway and struck a tree.

The truck caught fire and the driver – who is yet to be formally identified – died at the scene.

Officers from Orana Mid-Western Police District established a crime scene and an investigation is now underway into the circumstances surrounding the crash.

As inquiries continue, any witnesses or anyone with dash cam vision is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.

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