Man charged over truck death

A NEWCASTLE man has been charged over the fatal truck collision near Gloucester that left one man dead.

About 4pm on Wednesday, February 5 two trucks collided while travelling east on the Thunderbolts Way at Giro.

The impact caused both trucks to crash into a retaining wall and through a guardrail before travelling over a steep embankment and coming to a stop approximately 80m down a hill.

The driver and sole occupant of one of the trucks, a 32-year-old Karuah man, died at the scene.

A 47-year-old man and a 51-year-old woman who were 

travelling in the second truck were taken to John Hunter Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

Police from the Mid North Coast Crash Investigation Unit conducted inquiries into the collision and last Friday arrested the 47-year-old man.

He was spoken to at Waratah Police Station where he was charged with negligent driving occasioning death and granted bail to appear in Newcastle Local Court on Thursday, April 17.

Workers spent last Tuesday at the crash site removing the second truck involved in the crash.

The first truck was removed from the scene intact after a two-day operation last month.

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