Alleged truckie in fatal crash charged

Alexandra Patrikios

A truck driver allegedly behind the wheel during a traffic crash that killed an 80-year-old in Brisbane is set to face court charged with manslaughter.

A 32-year-old Moorooka man is expected to appear in the Brisbane Magistrates Court on Friday, more than a year after the fatal crash in Burbank.

At the time, police said initial investigations suggested a piece of metal attached to the truck's trailer struck the elderly man's car as it was travelling in the opposite direction.