Crashed truck blocks highway

A TRUCK driver escaped with minor injuries when his vehicle overturned near Cohuna early on Thursday morning.

The two-trailer transport overturned on a bend where the Murray Valley Highway intersects with O'Brien Road and Cleave Road shortly after 2am.

The accident blocked the highway, about 11 kilometres south of Cohuna, for six hours with concrete products being strewn along the bitumen. 

The cause of the collision is still being investigated. 

Cohuna Fire Brigade Captain Mathew Trigg said that firefighters, police officers and ambulance paramedics worked together to extricate the driver, 39, who was trapped in the cabin. 

He was conveyed by ambulance to Cohuna District Hospital, where he underwent routine assessment. It is believed that he has only minor injuries. 

"It rolled to its side into the middle of the highway, blocking the whole road," Captain Trigg said.

Recovery of the truck and removal of debris took six hours to complete.

• A YOUNG man was conveyed by ambulance to Swan Hill District Health on Sunday night after a two-car collision north-west of Kerang.

The man's vehicle was parked beside the Murray Valley Highway at Reedy Lake when he collided with another sedan being driven north when he apparently attempted a U-turn.

The highway was blocked for about 40 minutes.

• ONE person was treated in hospital for minor injuries after three vehicles collided at the Fitzroy Street T-junction with Wellington Street at Kerang on Monday.

• POLICE intercepted a vehicle allegedly being driven at a fast rate of speed travelling along Forest Street, Koondrook, on Saturday. 

A Koondrook man, aged 34, underwent a preliminary breath test and as a result was conveyed to Kerang police station to undergo an evidentiary breath test. 

The man allegedly recorded a blood-alcohol reading of 0.201. His licence was suspended immediately and he will receive a summons to appear in court at a later date.

• OFFENDERS gained entry to a business in Victoria Street, Kerang, between 5pm on Friday, June 15 and 8am the following day.

An iPad and make-up were stolen.

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