Horror 14 hours on SA roads
A TRUCK hit a tree resulting in a serious crash near Monbulla, in the state's South-East, following two other major collisions in the past 14 hours.
Emergency services were called to the scene where a truck crashed into a tree along Mount Burr Rd, about 13km west of Penola, just after 7am this morning.
Traffic restrictions were in place and road users were asked to find an alternate route.
Last night, the driver of a van, a 71 year old man from Berri, has died after his vehicle collided with a truck on the Sturt Highway at Holder, near Waikerie, at 5:30pm.
The driver was flown to the Royal Adelaide Hospital but later succumbed to his injuries.
The truck driver, a 50-year-old man from Burton, was not hurt in the crash.
The man's death is the 53rd on our state's roads, compared to 33 at the same time last year.
Meanwhile, a 70-year-old man remained in hospital in a serious but non-life threatening condition after he was hit by a truck in the Adelaide Hills.
Emergency services were called to the scene of the crash on Randell Rd, just west of Milendella Rd, in Palmer at about 9:50pm on Thursday.
Randall Rd reopened to traffic after being closed for several hours overnight.