Western Highway reopened following alcohol, chip truck crash

The Western Highway is partially closed at Dadswells Bridge following a truck crash during the early hours of Thursday morning. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER
The Western Highway is partially closed at Dadswells Bridge following a truck crash during the early hours of Thursday morning. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

The Western Highway at Dadswells Bridge has reopened after a truck carrying alcohol and potato crisps spilled its load early on Thursday morning.

Horsham Police Sergeant Michael Salter said the B-Double truck crashed into a safety fence about five kilometres out of Dadswells Bridge, heading towards Stawell.

"It happened a bit after 2.40am," he said.

He said the load - an assortment of alcohol, in bottles and cans, and bags of potato crisps - was strewn everywhere as the truck rolled onto its side.

"There was glass and liquid on the road, which we are very cautious about," Sgt Salter said.

A VicRoads spokesperson said traffic from Horsham to Stawell was diverted onto the Henty Highway, the Wimmera Highway to Rupanyup and the Stawell-Warracknabeal Road through Glenorchy.

Paramedics took the truck's driver, a 32-year-old Melbourne man, to the Stawell District Hospital shortly after the crash.

Sgt Salter said police were still investigating the cause of the incident.

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