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Truck Driver Charged Over Fatal NSW Pile-Up

The victim died at the scene.

14/10/2017 7:47 AM AEDT | Updated 15/10/2017 8:55 AM AEDT
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A man has been charged over a truck smash in NSW.

A 63-year-old truck driver has been charged over a fatal pile-up on the NSW south coast.

Police believe the man's B-double truck crossed onto the wrong side of the Hume Highway near Berrima and hit several vehicles, including a ute, on Saturday morning.

Authorities were called to the scene but an injured 23-year-old, who was trapped inside the ute, could not be saved.

A 24-year-old passenger in the smashed ute was rushed to hospital in a serious condition with several broken bones.

Police on Saturday charged the driver of the truck with offences including dangerous driving occasioning death, driving in a dangerous manner, and negligent driving occasioning death.

He will front Goulburn Local Court on Sunday.

The crash is the second horrific truck crash in the region this week. On Wednesday, a food truck crashed and burst into flames on the highway near Berrima.

That smash shut the Hume Highway after the truck hit a safety barrier on the Wingecarribee Bridge and was left hanging over the side of the bridge.

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