Man killed instantly when car collides head-on with truck

One person is dead after a crash between a car and truck on the New England Hwy near Stanthorpe.
One person is dead after a crash between a car and truck on the New England Hwy near Stanthorpe.

UPDATE 3.40PM: THE highway has now reopened.

UPDATE 3PM: A man, 62, was killed instantly when his Porsche veered onto the wrong side of the road and collided head-on with a truck at Stanthorpe.

The crash happened about 10.30am on the New England Highway.

The 40-year-old truck driver sustained a fractured right ankle.

He was a Learner driver and his passenger was not injured.

The man killed was from Turrella in New South Wales. He was the only occupant in the car.

The Forensic Crash Unit is investigating.

UPDATE, 2.13pm: POLICE are still conducting interviews after a crash that claimed at least one life near Stanthorpe this morning.

Initial reports suggest a collision between a passenger car and a truck took place on the New England Highway at the southern bypass near Wallangarra Rd shortly after 11am.

It is not yet known if the deceased is from the region and if they were the driver.

There may be other occupants of the vehicle.

It is understood the truck was being driven by a driver under instruction.

New England Hwy is closed between Wallangarra Rd and Mackenzie St.  All traffic is being diverted through the Stanthorpe CBD.  The highway remains closed but is expected to reopen by about 3pm.

Police expect to issue an initial statement later today.

Topics:  car crash death emergency services fatal new england hwy police stanthorpe

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