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Man charged with murder over fatal truck crash

Tuesday's accident came a horror day on south-east Queensland roads, with two people dying in this crash on Monday morning. Photo: 7 News Queensland
Tuesday's accident came a horror day on south-east Queensland roads, with two people dying in this crash on Monday morning. Photo: 7 News Queensland

A MAN has been charged with murder after a 50-year-old man was allegedly assaulted, causing him to fall onto the road before he was hit by a truck.

 Police have charged a 36-year-old man following investigations into a fatality on the Pacific Motorway on-ramp at Eight Mile Plains on Tuesday.

Police will allege around 3:15pm the man assaulted another man causing him to fall onto the road way and into the path of a truck travelling on the motorway.

A 50-year-old Munruben man was pronounced deceased at the scene.

A 36-year-old Yarrabilba man has been charged with murder and is due to appear in the Brisbane Magistrates Court on Wednesday.

Paramedics treated the truck driver for shock, Fairfax reported.

"He did everything within his power to try and avoid the situation and unfortunately as much as he has tried it has ended up in a fatality," a police spokesman said.

Cameras on the truck and overpass will hopefully provide police with clues as to what happened.

Five people were killed in traffic crashes throughout the state on Monday.

Earlier this week, the toll stood at 221 deaths, 11 ahead of where it stood on December 1, 2014.

The horror day on the roads comes only days after a 69-year-old was killed and 10 injured after a ute crossed a gully and smashed into oncoming traffic on the Bruce Highway near Bells Creek.

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