Bordertown truck crash leaves one dead

The public is warned against visiting the building at the centre of Thursday's fatal truck crash in Bordertown because of fears asbestos may be lurking in the ruins.

Temporary fencing has been erected to prevent people from entering the former service station site which was being used as a home and business at the time of the crash.

A truck driver, 42, from Corowa in New South Wales, died and two women were injured when the driver lost control of his B-double shortly before 3am on Thursday.

The vehicle ploughed into the front bedroom where a couple was sleeping.

The scene of Thursday's fatal truck crash on the outskirts of Bordertown.

The scene of Thursday's fatal truck crash on the outskirts of Bordertown.

The scene of Thursday's fatal truck crash on the outskirts of Bordertown.

The scene of Thursday's fatal truck crash on the outskirts of Bordertown.

The scene of Thursday's fatal truck crash on the outskirts of Bordertown.

The scene of Thursday's fatal truck crash on the outskirts of Bordertown.

The scene of the crash in Bordertown on Thursday morning.

The scene of the crash in Bordertown on Thursday morning.

The scene of Thursday's fatal truck crash on the outskirts of Bordertown.

The scene of Thursday's fatal truck crash on the outskirts of Bordertown.

The scene of Thursday's fatal truck crash on the outskirts of Bordertown.

The scene of Thursday's fatal truck crash on the outskirts of Bordertown.

The scene of the crash in Bordertown on Thursday morning.

The scene of the crash in Bordertown on Thursday morning.

Police are asking for any witnesses to come forward with information.

 A 45-year-old woman from Queensland was inside the cabin and was cut from the wreckage before being taken to hospital.

A 67-year-old local woman, who was inside the premises, was also injured.

The scene of Thursday's fatal truck crash on the outskirts of Bordertown.

The scene of Thursday's fatal truck crash on the outskirts of Bordertown.


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Both were later flown to Adelaide by the Royal Flying Doctor Service with serious injuries.

The service road where the crash occurred is a 50km/h stretch on the outskirts of the township, alongside the Dukes Highway. The truck was heading into Bordertown from Adelaide.

Locals, including Tatiara Council chief executive Robert Harkness, stopped by the crash scene on Thursday morning.

"As police continue to investigate the circumstances of this fatal truck crash, we are keen to hear from anyone who may have seen the truck immediately before the crash or the crash itself," a police spokesman said.

Information can be supplied to police by phoning Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000 or online www.sa.crimestoppers.com.au.

The crash fatality brings the South Australian road toll to 96 compared with 86 at the same time last year.