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Traffic queue on the M1 (Pacific Highway) south of Brunswick Heads following a fatal accident on Wednesday (December 19). Photo Eve Jeffery

A man has died after being hit by a truck near Brunswick Heads this morning on the M1 (Pacific Highway) near the Brunswick Heads interchange.

About 6am (Wednesday December 19), the man walked onto the motorway near the Brunswick Heads interchange.

His was hit by an oncoming truck. The man, who is yet to be identified, died at the scene.

The truck driver stopped after the crash and was taken to Byron Central Hospital for further medical testing and checks.

 

Emergency services staff on the M1 (Pacific Highway) south of Brunswick Heads following a fatal accident on Wednesday (December 19). Photo Eve Jeffery

Highway reopened

The northbound lanes have reopened but traffic is reportedly heavily backed up.

Northbound traffic was being diverted off the motorway at Ocean Shores exit/Riverside Cres to Yelgun before rejoining the motorway.

For the latest on road conditions, drivers should check www.livetraffic.com

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

Diversion sign on the M1 (Pacific Highway) south of Brunswick Heads following a fatal accident on Wednesday (December 19). Photo Eve Jeffery


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