Driver, 49, dies after truck goes off road
POLICE are investigating what caused a 49-year-old truck driver to lose control of his vehicle in a fatal crash last night near Bangalow.
Emergency services were called to the Lismore-Bangalow Rd, between Bangalow and Nashua, after an eastbound a semi-trailer, carrying timber, left the road and rolled.
The driver, from Coffs Harbour, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Lismore-Bangalow Rd was closed in both directions for nine hours, while debris was cleared and crime-scene officers conducted investigations.
Detective Inspector Matt Kehoe said a report is currently being developed for the coroner.
"It was a fairly confronting scene with logs from the truck strewn over the road way," he said.
"At this stage we are looking at issues around driver fatigue, speed and or a medical condition of the driver."
Detective Inspector Kehoe urged motorists to take care on the roads and drive to the conditions.
"The message we want to put out is, drive to the conditions," he said.
"If it is raining, overcast or slippery surfaces, reduce your speed and always where your seatbelt.
The family of the driver are still being contacted by police.