Truck driver Scott Boyle was killed early Sunday morning in a collision between the truck he was driving and another truck at The Caves, about 25km north of Rockhampton.
Truck driver Scott Boyle was killed early Sunday morning in a collision between the truck he was driving and another truck at The Caves, about 25km north of Rockhampton. Allan Reinikka

Emerald community loses top bloke

EMERALD is in shock after losing "top bloke" Scott Boyle in a truck crash at The Caves on Sunday.

The 38-year-old died at the scene at 5.50am on Sunday after a collision between a tow truck and a B-double.

The other driver involved in the incident received non-life threatening injuries and was treated at Rockhampton Hospital.

Emerald man and cricketer Shaun Richardson said yesterday the community was in mourning for Scott, who he described as a great man, on and off the field.

"It really is a shame, he was a fantastic player and a top bloke," Mr Richardson, who played indoor cricket with Mr Boyle for 10 years, said.

"We lost one of our better players.

"He was great guy, on and off the field, and I think every team member would say the same about him."

Forensic Crash Unit officers are investigating what caused the crash.