Death halts investigation into truck-van collision

Investigation into collision between a van and a parked truck halted because the only witness dies

By Brad Gardner | December 17, 2009

A police investigation into a collision between a van and a parked truck in a Melbourne suburb has halted because the only witness has died.

A spokeswoman for Victorian police says the Campbellfield man who ran into the back of the 2.5 tonne Isuzu truck about 3pm died of internal and head injuries and was the only person at the scene.

The 33-year-old man was trapped in his vehicle for some time before being rushed to the Royal Melbourne Hospital.

Police will now prepare a report for the coroner, which will decide whether to hold an investigation.

There was no-one in the parked truck at the time of the incident and the spokeswoman says it was parked legally.

Police believe the van was travelling south on Amcor Way when the collision occurred.

The death increased Victoria’s 2009 road toll to 278, which is 12 fewer deaths than the same time last year.

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