28 February 2023

Two people killed in highway crash near Gunning

| Claire Fenwicke
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Emergency services were called to the Hume Highway near Gunning after reports of a truck crash. Photo: Live Traffic NSW Facebook.

A truck driver and his passenger have died following a B-double crash on the Hume Highway overnight.

Emergency services were called to the highway at Collector Road near Gunning after reports of a truck crash at about 11:15 pm on Monday (27 February).

Officers were told a B-double truck travelling northbound had allegedly crashed down an embankment.

The body of the 33-year-old male driver was found at the scene.

Police located a second body, believed to be his passenger, a short time later.

Both are yet to be formally identified.

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An investigation into the circumstances surrounding the crash has begun, with examinations by specialist forensic police continuing today.

As of 4 pm one of the northbound lanes remained closed, with a reduced speed limit of 80 km/h in place.

Police have urged anyone who witnessed the crash – including motorists with dashcam vision – have been urged to contact Goulburn or Yass Police, or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Original Article published by Claire Fenwicke on Riotact.

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