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Fatal smash north of Hobart


A 54-year-old man is dead after a serious single-vehicle crash in southern Tasmania overnight.

A passing motorist found a crashed vehicle on Colebrook Road between Colebrook and Campania, alerting authorities just after midnight. 

The white Hilux's sole occupant, a Mornington man, was pronounced dead at the scene.

His vehicle had apparently drifted off the road and rolled after hitting a drainage ditch; initial findings indicate speed may have been a factor, but alcohol or drugs weren't involved. 

The road was reduced to one lane as crash investigators examined the wreckage but reopened early on Monday.