Stawell truck crash survivor recovering

THE survivor of a truck crash near Stawell that killed two people is recovering from significant burns. 

The Alfred spokeswoman Ursula McGinnes said the man, in his 50s, was in a stable condition.

He was transferred to the hospital following Wednesday’s horror crash in a critical condition. 

In less than 24 hours, his condition was downgraded to serious but stable.

His condition had improved again by Sunday.

Investigations into the identities of the two dead people and the cause of the crash are continuing.

Investigators believe a B-double truck travelling west on the Western Highway at the Black Range and an east-bound semi-trailer collided head-on about 11.30pm on Wednesday.

Two bodies were found in the wreckage.

The driver of a third vehicle was the sole survivor.

Investigators believe his semi-trailer crashed into the rear of the other trailer.

All three trucks were engulfed in flames.

More than 20 fire-fighting units helped battle the inferno.

The wreckage burned for more than eight hours, damaging the highway.

One of the trucks was carrying aerosol cans.

Road repairs followed shortly thereafter.

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