M1 traffic chaos as man dies in fiery truck crash
A body has been found inside a truck that rolled and caught fire on the M1 in Sydney's north early today.
Police made the gruesome discovery after they were called to the southbound lanes of the M1, near Church Street overpass in Mount Kuring-Gai about 2.30am following reports of a fire.
On arrival, police found a B-double that had slammed into the medium strip and tumbled before catching fire - sending the truck's wool load up in flames.
The fatal crash blocked the M1 in both directions due to the debris scattered across the motorway.
A body - believed to be the driver - was found inside the Prime Mover.
A crime scene has been established and investigations are underway.
The fiery crash forced the closure of all northbound and southbound lanes and caused major delays.
One southbound lane has reopened between Berowra and Mount Colah. while two other southbound lanes and all northbound lanes remain closed.
Commuters are being urged to avoid the area and expect significant delays.