A SINGLETON couple aged in their 80s have tragically died after their campervan collided with a truck in Moliagul on Monday morning.
The campervan was travelling north on the Wedderburn-Rheola Road when it collided with a truck at the Wimmera Highway intersection just after 9am.
An elderly woman died at the scene.
Paramedics tried to resuscitate the male however they weren’t able to save him.
Ambulance Victoria John Mullen said the truck driver escaped injury but was treated for shock.
Bendigo Senior Sergeant Paul Gardiner said the campervan had somehow moved in front of the truck colliding with the rear of the large vehicle.
“The truck had some earth moving equipment on the back of it,” he said.
“As it has got to the intersection the campervan or motorhome for some reason has moved in front of the truck, it has collided with the rear of the truck which caused the motorhome to overturn.
“Unfortunately the male and female of that motorhome are deceased.”
Police took statements from a number of witnesses at the scene including the truck driver.
“It was a traumatic experience for him to be involved in,” sergeant Gardiner said.
“The truck driver did slow down, he moved to the other side of the road to avoid the motorhome but unfortunately the motorhome has hit the rear-end of the truck.”
Sergeant Gardiner said of late it had been a trend to see country people die on country roads.
He said drivers need to take care on our roads.
“We want people to take care and we want people to make sure that they are here with us at Christmas time,” sergeant Gardiner said.
Police are still investigating the incident.
Witnesses are urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 if they had any information.
Sergeant Gardiner said cars travelling behind the incident knew the elderly couple.