A B-Double and a Ford sedan were involved in an accident in the south of New South Wales that saw one driver die at the scene.
The 64-year-old male victim was travelling along the Newell Highway in Finley, east of Deniliquin near the Victorian border on December 9 when he collided with the heavy vehicle at around 15:45.
Emergency services were able to respond quickly, arriving soon after the incident occurred, but paramedics found that the car's driver had died at the scene.
Police reports say that the driver of the B-Double truck – a 50-year old male – was taken to hospital for mandatory blood and urine testing before assisting police with their inquiries.
He did not suffer any significant injuries as a result of the collision and did not require further medical treatments.
It is not clear how the accident occurred, with no official correspondences able to shed light on factors that may have contributed to the crash.
Police sectioned of the roadway to allow specialist officers from the crash investigation unit at the Deniliquin local area command to investigate the scene for forensic evidence.
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