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Investigations continue into head-on crash between Willow Tree


Investigations are continuing after a head-on crash at Willow Tree overnight.

Emergency services and police were called to the New England Highway near Howards Road just after 10pm on Monday night following to reports of a head-on collision between a fully-laden semi-trailer and a BMW.

The semi-trailer has then veered across the road and through a railing before bursting into flames and falling onto its side.

The 49-year-old male truck driver has managed to extricate himself from the cabin before the entire truck was destroyed by fire.

It took fire crews from NSW Fire and Rescue some time to douse the flames.

The truck driver was treated at the scene before being taken to Quirindi Hospital for mandatory testing.

The male driver – and sole occupant of the BMW – died at the scene.

He has yet to be formally identified.

Investigators from Oxley Police District believe the collision was a deliberate act by the BMW driver. A report will be prepared for the information of the NSW Coroner.

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