Truck driver dies in crash at Forbes

A man has died following a single-vehicle crash at Forbes yesterday.

About 11.40pm on Saturday (22 January 2022), emergency services were called to the Newell Highway, following reports a prime mover – towing b-double trailers transporting fruit – had rolled and caught fire after hitting a tree.

Fire & Rescue NSW, together with NSW Rural Fire Service, attended and extinguished the blaze; however, the driver – a 61-year-old man – died at the scene.

Officers attached to Central West Police District established a crime scene and commenced an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the crash.

As inquiries continue, anyone who witnessed the crash or who has dashcam footage from the area, is urged to contact police.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.

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