M1 closed after Sydney truck driver killed in fiery crash

Tom Flanagan
News Reporter

A fiery crash in Sydney’s north has left a truck driver dead and is expected to cause peak hour chaos for commuters.

Emergency workers called to the M1 at Mount Kuring-Gai about 2.30am on Tuesday found a prime mover had crashed into the median strip and rolled.

The driver is believed to have been killed in the fiery crash. Source: Facebook/Fire and Rescue NSW Station 050 Hornsby
Authorities say the highway will be closed for some time. Source: Facebook/Fire and Rescue NSW Station 050 Hornsby

Police said the truck caught fire and its load of wool was burned. A body believed to be that of the driver was found inside the rig.

Both directions of the M1, one of Sydney’s main arteries, are currently closed and traffic is being diverted.

Operations at the scene are expected to continue throughout the morning.

With AAP

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