A Queensland Ambulance Spokeswoman said the crash occurred on Nicklin Way shortly after 3am. 
Photo: Megan Mackander
A Queensland Ambulance Spokeswoman said the crash occurred on Nicklin Way shortly after 3am. Photo: Megan Mackander Contributed

Wurtulla motorist dies after collision with truck

UPDATE: Nicklin Way has opened northbound following a fatal crash earlier this morning.

A 38-year-old Wurtulla man was heading north along Nicklin Way around 3.00am when his sedan has left the road and collided with the rear of a parked truck.

The vehicle caught fire and the man was pronounced deceased at the scene.

EARLIER: TWO lives have been lost on Sunshine Coast roads in the past 24 hours.

Police are investigating a crash that claimed the life of a 38-year-old Wurtulla man this morning on Nicklin Way, Wurtulla.

Initial information suggests the man was heading north along Nicklin Way around 3.00am when his sedan has left the road and collided with the rear of a parked truck.

The vehicle caught fire and the man was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Police investigations are continuing.

The northbound lane was closed for a few hours with delays in the area likely.

 

RELATED: Another fatality on the Bruce Hwy

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A Cooloola Cove man is also dead and his wife seriously injured after a single-car crash on the Bruce Hwy at Kybong (near Gympie) yesterday.

The crash happened about 2.30pm yesterday and police said the woman, 56, was airlifted to Nambour General Hospital. The man, 60, died at the scene.

The Gympie district's highest-ranking officer, Inspector Jon Lewis, pleaded with drivers yesterday "to pay attention" to what they were doing.

Imbil officer-in-charge Sgt Terry Kennedy attended the Kybong crash scene.

He said a northbound Mitsubishi Challenger driven by the Cooloola Cove woman went off the highway on a right-hand bend. The car crashed over a ditch and ploughed through roadside grass into a large tree.

It was the seventh fatal car crash in the Gympie Region in eight weeks, the fourth to occur on the highway

Rescue officers carry the injured woman from the crash, where her male passenger, 60, died.
Rescue officers carry the injured woman from the crash, where her male passenger, 60, died. Craig Warhurst

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