Driver dies in fiery truck crash on Bruce Highway

UPDATE MONDAY: A southbound lane of the Bruce Hwy opened late last night following a fatal crash between Gin Gin and Miriam Vale.

A man died after the truck he was driving rolled and caught fire just before 5pm on Sunday.

The highway was closed for several hours, with northbound traffic diverted through Rosedale and southband traffic diverted through Miriam Vale.

UPDATE 7.40PM: 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 remains closed, with drivers heading north to be diverted through Rosedale.

Those heading south will be sent via Miriam Vale.

The Forensic Crash Unit is investigating.

It is expected to be some hours before the highway re-opens as it is expected that there will be considerable damage to the road surface.

5.15PM: Diversons are in place on the Bruce Highway between Miriam Vale and Gin Gin following a reported truck crash about 40km south of Miriam Vale.

Little information is available at present, as emergency services vehicles head to the crash site. 

It is understood that the semi trailer has rolled and caught fire.

The fire has now 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.



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