• JON WOLFE

UPDATE: One man dead after major crash closes Newell Highway north of Narrabri

The Newell Highway is closed in both directions between Narrabri and Moree after a 4WD collided with a truck early this morning.

The male driver of the 4WD died at the scene.

The truck driver, a 46-year-old man, was treated by NSW Ambulance paramedics before being taken to Narrabri Base Hospital with suspected arm and chest injuries.

Emergency services rushed to the scene of the accident just north of Narrabri at around 5am and emergency services confirm the truck driver was taken to hospital with leg and arm injuries.

The truck, which was carrying dairy products lost all of its load which spilt out onto the highway, however due to the recent rains emergency services say it won’t soak into the ground.

Fire and Rescue NSW Superintendent Tom Cooper says it’s unknown how long the road will be closed

Investigations into the accident are continuing.