21-year-old man killed in horror crash with truck

QUEENSLAND police have confirmed that the man who died in a crash between a car and truck was a 21-year-old local man. 

Police said the hatchback the man was driving and a large truck collided about 3.40pm.

As of 8pm on Thursday night, the Bundaberg Ring Rd between the Goodwood Rd and Childers Rd intersections remained closed. 

4.25pm: Ambulance officers have confirmed a man has died in a crash involving a small car and a truck on the Bundaberg Ring Rd. 

Queensland Ambulance Service officer Cameron Anderson said the man who died was the sole occupant of the car.

"Paramedics treated the driver of the truck, a 53-year-old, for minor injuries," he said.

The driver of the truck, which was carrying molasses, was taken to hospital in a stable condition.

Mr Anderson said the tragedy was a reminder that things could change in the blink of an eye and all motorists should drive with care.

"Scenes such as this are certainly very harrowing for emergency services workers as they are for everyone in the community and this is one of the many, many reasons we try to minimise road trauma - it tears families apart and it takes an enormous toll on all areas of the community, emergency services included," he said. 

Mr Anderson said it was too early to speculate about the cause of the crash. 

4pm: A large truck is stuck in a culvert and it is believed diesel is flowing from the truck.

The scene of the crash.
The scene of the crash.

3.45pm: Crews are rushing to the scene of a serious crash between a car and truck.

It is believed the smash happened about 3.30pm near Von Deest St and the Bundaberg Ring Rd at Kensington. 

Initial reports suggest serious injuries may have occurred. 

Fatal crash
Fatal crash Mike Knott

It is believed the truck driver has received only minor injuries. 

Road blocks have been placed on the Ring Rd at the intersection of Childers Rd and Goodwood Rd. 

The section of the road is expected to the blocked for some time. 



A trcuk stuck in a culvert following the serious crash.
A trcuk stuck in a culvert following the serious crash.

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