Wangaratta freeway crash injures truck driver

A TRUCK driver suffered minor injuries when his semi-trailer rolled near Wangaratta early yesterday.

The man from Orange was travelling south on the Hume Freeway near the Wangaratta bypass when the vehicle crashed about 12.30am.

Wangaratta acting Sgt Gavin Frew said the cause was unknown.

He said the driver was taken to hospital.

Traffic was diverted through Wangaratta until the freeway was reopened just before 8am.

Sgt Frew said in the circumstances the driver was lucky to escape with just some cuts and bruising.

He urged witnesses to call police.

The driver will be interviewed and could face traffic-related offences.

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