The horror stretch of the Pacific Highway south of Urunga.
The horror stretch of the Pacific Highway south of Urunga. Frank Redward

Smash remains a mystery

THE cause of this week’s fatal truck accident south of Urunga remains shrouded in mystery.

With no apparent witnesses to the smash, police investigators are still unable to determine what made the semi-trailer cross to the wrong side of the road.

The driver, thought to be a Sydney man, 38, has still not been positively identified.

The smash happened on a notorious stretch of the Pacific Highway about 300 metres north of the Hungry Head turnoff at 2.15am on Tuesday.

Police said the driver of the southbound semi, laden with ice-cream, was travelling at an unknown speed in an 80km/h zone when he lost control on a left-hand bend.

The prime mover crossed to the wrong side of the road and the truckie was unable to regain control.

The big rig toppled on its side and slid along the road, slammed into a guard rail and careered upside down into a ditch.

The driver was the sole occupant and died at the scene. His load was strewn along the table drain and the accident resulted in massive delays for highway commuters.



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