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Truck driver killed in crash on Bruce Hwy near Sarina

The scene of the crash where a truck driver was killed.
The scene of the crash where a truck driver was killed. Daily Mercury

9pm:

ONE person has died in a truck rollover on the outskirts of Sarina tonight.

The cab of the semi-trailer was crushed when the north-bound vehicle failed to take a bend just past the Caltex Service Station on the town's southern outskirts and plunged down an embankment.

It's believed the person killed was the driver and sole occupant of the truck.

A Mackay police spokesman said the semi, which was carrying a load of milk crates, narrowly missed a house, destroying its fence and part of its patio, and brought down power lines to two homes.

Emergency crews are still at the scene and Mackay Heavy Towing is attempting to lift the truck.

The crash happened at 6.50pm.

Ergon Energy corporate communications manager Bob Pleash said 879 customers had been left without power because the service lines had been affected and a feeder line had to be tripped for public safety reasons.

Mr Pleash said he expected the power supply to be restored by 10pm.

 

8pm:

EMERGENCY services crews are rushing to reach a truck that rolled on the outskirts of Sarina and crashed down an embankment, coming to rest near a house.

A Mackay police spokesman said the cabin of the truck had been crushed and there were grave concerns for the tanker driver.

The crash happened at 6.50pm, near the Caltex Service Station just south of the town.

Police, Queensland Ambulance Service and Queensland Fire and Rescue Service crews are at the scene.

Ergon Energy corporate communications manager Bob Pleash said 879 customers had been left without power because a service line to the house had been affected and a feeder line had to be tripped for public safety reasons.

Mr Pleash said he could not say how long the power would be disrupted, but expected customers to be reconnected "fairly soon".

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