Truckie death in WA heat not suspicious

A 39-year-old truck driver was found dead after he left his bogged truck in extreme outback heat last week.

The West Australian has reported that WA Police are investigating the death of the Perth man after his body was was found about 100km North West of Meekatharra.

It is believed the man's truck became bogged on Friday while he was delivering goods to a remote station.

Police say he left the truck and walked several kilometres in extreme heat to look for help and then may have attempted to go back to his truck.

"As the truck was late to arrive, police were informed and contact was made with a number of remote stations to see if they had any information regarding his whereabouts," a police spokesman said.

A station worker found his body.

Police have advised any one in a similar circumstance to stay with their vehicle.

It was the second outback death in two weeks, a 60-year-old man died in the Goldfields when his vehicle broke down on the Gunbarrel hwy.

Read more at the West Australian.

Topics:  death outback transport truckie

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