In 2007, two trucks used to transport goods were travelling in opposite directions on the Newell Highway in Northern New South Wales. A tyre on one of the trucks blew, forcing it into the oncoming lane. A head-on collision between the two trucks was unavoidable and a massive fire ensued. Tragically, both drivers were killed. The deaths of both of these drivers were referred to the State Coroner, and it was determined that these deaths were to be the subject of a joint inquest.