World News – UA – Oil tanker driver dies in truck fire

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A 59-year-old truck driver died after the tanker he was driving crashed into a tree and caught fire

More people died on Queensland’s roads in the first five months of 2020 than in the same period in 2019

Police are investigating a fatal crash in Meadows after a tanker driver crashed and died at the scene Image: Tait Schmaal Source: News Corp Australia

A man has died after the tanker he was driving crashed into a tree before igniting in the Adelaide Hills

CFS was first alerted to the incident around 11 a.m.Thursday at 10 p.m., several callers said they heard a large explosion and then saw flames 20m down the side of Brookman Rd in Meadows

A truck driver died in a fire accident after rolling his tanker, carrying thousands of gallons of diesel, in Meadows on Thursday evening Image: SuppliedSource: Supplied

The tanker was carrying 14,000 liters of diesel when it pulled off the road and rolled before crashing into the tree, CFS spokesman Brett Williamson said

He said 12 CFS crews and three MFS crews, two CFS bulk carriers and CFS special trucks responded to the incident, along with SA police, paramedics and the environmental protection to extinguish the fire

The 59-year-old man from Echunga was the sole occupant of the vehicle and died at the scene

His death brings the state road toll to 70 from 86 in the same period last year

Brookman Road between Morris Road and Hammersmith Drive will be closed for most of the day while crews complete the required cleanup

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Meadows, South Australia, Adelaide Hills Council, tanker, diesel fuel

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