Truck driver killed in crash between two B-doubles on Hume Highway at Tarcutta

A truck driver has been killed following a crash between two B-doubles on the Hume Highway in southern New South Wales.

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.

One of the drivers died at the scene of the crash. (ABC Riverina: Gary Jon Lysaght)

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.

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