Police have yet to identify the driver killed yesterday in truck roll-over near Casino
Police have yet to identify the driver killed yesterday in truck roll-over near Casino Scott Harum

Police yet to identify driver

POLICE have yet to identify the driver killed yesterday in a truck roll-over near Casino.

Richmond Local Area Command duty officer, Inspector Mick Dempsey , said the deceased driver, believed to be a 43-year-old from down south, has yet to be formally identified and have his family notified.

It is believed he was not a local.

The single vehicle crash occurred around 2.30pm yesterday on Mongogarie Rd at Mongogarie.

Police, paramedics, fire fighters, and the Casino VRA attended the scene 12km along Mongogarie Rd from the Summerland Way and 20km south west of Casino.

Speaking at the crash scene yesterday, Insp Dempsey said few details were available about the crash involving the logging truck.

"For some reason he has gone to the left-hand side of the road, into a fence and into a paddock and the vehicle has rolled," he said.

"We are not sure yet if (the cause) was a load shift or (excessive) speed.

"He was on his way from a site where he had collected and been loaded with logs and he was returning into town."

Insp Dempsey said crime scene investigators from Lismore and the Ballina Crash Investigation Unit would piece together the cause of the crash and police will reveal more details when the man's identity is confirmed.

Police will prepare a report for the coroner.

Anyone with information about the crash should call Lismore police on 6626 0599 or Crimestoppers on 1800 333 000.



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