PHOTOS: Accident on Mid Western Highway claims man's life

A 24-year-old man has died after a semi-trailer travelling west on the Mid Western Highway hit a tree at around 6.15am on Friday morning.

The truck was travelling towards Cowra when it left the road approximately 13 and a half kilometres from Cowra near the Westville Road intersection and collided with a tree.

The sole occupant and driver died at the scene.

The road was closed for a short time while police carried out their inquiries.

Police Inspector Gerard Powell said there was no other vehicle involved and that fatigue may have been a factor.

A crime scene was established at the scene, which will be examined by forensic specialists and detectives.

A brief will be prepared for the coroner.

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