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Brunswick Heads off-ramp blocked at Gulgan Road by rolled B-double – driver dies at scene

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Brunswick Heads off-ramp at Gulgan Road today. Photo Jeff Dawson.

Live Traffic reports that the M1 Pacific Motorway at Gulgan Road off-ramp at Brunswick Heads has been blocked since 6.10am this morning by a crash involving a B-Double where there has been a man trapped.

NSW Police say the trapped man died following the single-vehicle crash.

Emergency services at the Brunswick interchange at Gulgan Road at 8.30am. Photo Ewan Willis.

At about 6am today (Friday 24 March, emergency services were called to the Saddle Road offramp of the Pacific Motorway, Brunswick Heads, after a truck had rolled, trapping the driver.

Two witnesses attempted to free the driver from the B-double truck; however, the cabin was engulfed in flames.

The driver died at the scene. He is yet to be formally identified.

Live Traffic have updates of the incident.

Officers attached to Tweed/Byron Police District are investigation the circumstances surrounding the crash.

A crime scene has been established with one northbound lane of the Pacific Motorway expected to be closed for a number of hours. Motorists urged to avoid the area.

A report will be prepared for the information of the Coroner.

One of the two of 2 northbound lanes are closed as is the off-ramp closed in northbound direction.

Emergency services, the Crash Investigation Unit and Transport for NSW are attending.

Road users are advised to prepare to merge, there is a reduced speed limit (40km/h), and exercise caution.

Brunswick Heads motorists should exit the motorway at the Gulgan Rd to Mullumbimby exit.

Live Traffic have updates for this incident are found here.

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