Shock discovery at highway rest stop

NSW Police car.
Photo : Mireille Merlet-Shaw/The Northern Star
NSW Police car. Photo : Mireille Merlet-Shaw/The Northern Star Mireille Merlet-Shaw

A TRUCK driver was found dead at the Yelgun rest area on the Pacific Highway this afternoon.

Tweed-Byron police were called to the area at 12.40pm where they discovered the deceased man, understood to be in his 50s, in a heavy vehicle.

Police suspect the man died of a heart attack.

Detectives were on the scene for a number of hours before concluding their investigations.

The death is not being treated as suspicious and a report will be prepared for the coroner.

Topics:  fatality northern rivers roads pacific highway tweed/byron lac yelgun

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