Highway tragedy: driver dies in truck crash

Highway tragedy: driver dies in truck crash

A man has died following a single vehicle crash south of Forbes on the weekend.

About 7pm on Saturday, June 19, emergency services responded to reports a B-double truck had hit a tree after leaving the Newell Highway, Wirrinya, about 50km south of Forbes.

The 70-year-old driver - and only occupant - was thrown from the cabin on impact, a statement NSW Police issued to media stated.

He was treated by NSW Ambulance paramedics but died at the scene a short time later.

Officers from Central West Police District attended and established a crime scene.

Police said a report would be prepared for the information of the Coroner.