Police responding to fatal traffic crash at Black River

Police are investigating a traffic crash which claimed the life of a man at Black River in Townsville last night.

Preliminary inquiries indicate just before 8pm a car was travelling northbound on the Bruce highway between Church Road and Black River Road when it has overtaken another vehicle and collided with an oncoming truck.

The driver of the car, a 36-year-old Mount Louisa man was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The driver of the truck, a 50-year-old man from Mount Sheridan received treatment for non-life-threatening injuries.

The Forensic Crash Unit is investigating.

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