A truck driver has been killed following a crash between two B-doubles on the Hume Highway in southern New South Wales.
- The two trucks collided on the Hume Highway east of Wagga Wagga
- One driver died at the scene
- The second driver was taken to hospital
Paramedics were called to a section of the highway near Tarcutta, about 50 kilometres east of Wagga Wagga, about 4:30am on Thursday.
One of the drivers died at the scene, while the other was taken to Wagga Wagga Base Hospital as a precaution and for mandatory testing.
A Fire and Rescue NSW spokesperson said multiple crews were on the scene clearing the wreckage from the two trucks.
There is “no forecast” for when the road will re-open, according to the Transport Management Centre.
Vehicles travelling northbound are being diverted via Tumbarumba Road to Alfredtown, then the Sturt Highway to rejoin the Hume Highway at Tarcutta.
One of the B-doubles was reportedly carrying general freight, while the other was hauling frozen goods.
NSW Police said a crime scene had been established and the Crash Investigation Unit was looking into the circumstances surrounding the crash.