On the 13th of January 2022 at approximately 4:45pm, Police and Emergency Services were tasked to attend a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Wellington and High Streets, Longford. The crash involved a truck towing a excavator turning from Wellington Street into High Street and a motorbike, which was travelling in a southerly direction, colliding with the turning truck.
Sadly a 39-year-old male from Newstead, who was the pillion passenger on the motorbike, was pronounced deceased at the scene.
A 53-year-old male from Longford, who was the driver of the motorbike, suffered serious injuries and was transported to Launceston General Hospital for treatment.
A 24-year-old male from Youngtown, who was the driver of the truck, suffered no physical injuries as a result of the incident.
Investigations are continuing in relation to the crash, however initial investigation indicate speed might be a contributing factor.
Several traffic diversions were implemented due to the crash, whilst investigation were conducted by Police. All traffic diversions have since been lifted.
Anyone who witnessed the crash is asked to contact Northern Crash Investigation Services on 131 444.