Manslaughter charges over fatal SA concrete truck crash

‘Significant deficiencies’ found in company fleet following investigation

Manslaughter charges over fatal SA concrete truck crash
SAPOL is seeking former employees to aid with the investigation


Two company managers have been arrested after an investigation into a fatal truck crash at Piccadilly in October, South Australia Police (SAPOL) reports.

Officers from the Major Crash Investigation Section and the Heavy Vehicle Enforcement Section investigated a crash on October 12 on Spring Gully Road after a concrete truck struck a tree.

The crash killed the driver, a 30-year-old Parafield Gardens man.

SAPOL alleges the concrete company’s truck fleet revealed "significant deficiencies", with 19 of the company’s 20 vehicles defected by police at the company’s Salisbury South depot.

The NHVR is also prosecuting an SA towing operator over a 2018 fatality

Reports indicate the company involved is Hi Mix Concrete.

Two company managers were arrested on November 30 and charged with manslaughter.

Two Rosslyn Park men, aged 61 and 34, were refused police bail and will appear in the Elizabeth Magistrates Court.

SAPOL is also seeking former employees of the company, or anyone with information, that can assist the investigation.

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