‘It is a shame’: A cargo truck with six lives lost in the Tasmanian bush
A truck with four people inside died after being hit by a semi-trailer.
Key points:The truck was travelling in the town of Horeham in north-west Tasmania when it was hit by the semi-truck and the truck’s driver is currently in a critical conditionThe truck had six lives in the cab when it crashed into the semi in the early hours of this morningThe truck driver, who has a history of drug and alcohol problems, is in a serious condition and in a medically induced comaMr Smith is the only person in the semi who has been charged in relation to the crash.
The crash happened around 4:00am (AEST) in the remote Horehart area of north-western Tasmania.
Emergency crews found the semi at the bottom of a bush road, close to the Horeheim Bridge.
The truck is believed to have lost power and hit the semi, causing the crash, which is still being investigated.
The truck’s three occupants were not injured, and are currently in the intensive care unit.
“The driver has been taken to hospital in a stable condition,” Detective Sergeant Michael Wilson said.
There was also a serious head injury to the truck driver.
Police are appealing for anyone who witnessed the crash to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.