The Chilli Season

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Horror crash claims Launceston driver

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A report will be prepared for the Coroner after a horror smash on the East Tamar Highway.

The incident occurred at around 2:45pm yesterday afternoon at the intersection of the highway and University Way, when a truck and Mercedes sedan collided.

Emergency services rushed to the scene, sadly an 80-year-old Launceston man passed away as a result of the crash.

Investigations are underway into the circumstances of the collision, Police urging any witnesses to come forward.

Anyone with information on the crash or who has dash cam footage that may assist enquiries is asked to come forward and call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Tasmania's road toll is expected to double 2021's figures, with around 30 people passing away in the first half of this year.