Man dies in truck crash at Jerrys Plains

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A man has lost his life in a single vehicle truck crash in the Hunter region today.

Just before 11am on Tuesday 15 December, officers attached to the Hunter Valley Police District, along with other emergency services, responded to reports of an accident on the Golden Highway, about 10km north-west of Jerrys Plains.

The prime mover, with attached trailer, was travelling east along the Golden Highway, near Edderton Road, when it left the road and crashed heavily into an embankment.

The driver and sole occupant of the truck, a 56-year-old man, died at the scene.

A crime scene was established, and police have started an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the crash.

A report will be prepared for the coroner.

Motorists are advised that the Golden Highway, 300m east of the intersection with Edderton Road, will be closed in both directions for some time this afternoon in order to recover the heavy vehicle and its load.