Truck driver charged after man dies in Smithfield multi-vehicle crash

Truck driver charged after man dies in Smithfield multi-vehicle crash

A truck driver will appear in court today charged following a fatal multi-vehicle crash in Smithfield yesterday.

Emergency services were called to the intersection of Cumberland Highway and Sturt Street, Smithfield at 8.30pm on April 15 following reports a truck, van and car had crashed.

Police say they were told the 32-year-old male driver of the van, a man was standing near the vehicle when it was struck by the truck. He was unable to be revived and died at the scene.

The truck continued on and hit a car, before stopping.

The van driver's male passenger was treated at the scene by NSW Ambulance paramedics before being taken to Westmead Hospital in a stable condition.

Police say the male truck driver, 42, was uninjured in the crash. He was taken to Westmead Hospital for mandatory testing.

The male driver of the car and his two passengers were uninjured; however, the driver was also taken to Westmead Hospital for mandatory testing.

Cumberland Police Area Command officers established a crime scene, which was examined by investigators from the Crash Investigation Unit.

Police say following inquiries, the truck driver was arrested at Granville Police Station at 1.20am and charged with dangerous driving occasioning death and negligent driving occasioning death.

He was refused bail to appear before Fairfield Local Court today (Friday, April 16 2021).

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au.

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