The Bruce Highway has re-opened south of Maryborough following a fatal traffic accident.
The Bruce Highway has re-opened south of Maryborough following a fatal traffic accident.

Body could 'take days' to identify

POLICE say it could take days to positively identify a body found in the wreckage of a horror crash near Maryborough last night.

About 10pm a car exploded on impact when it crashed into a truck on the Bruce Highway near Five Mile Road.

Early indications suggested the driver of the car was a male but a police spokesperson said this afternoon that the trauma from the explosion made the identification process difficult.

The 49-year-old male truck driver is in a stable condition.

The Bruce Highway was closed in both directions until 7am.

A report is being prepared for the coroner.



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