Human remains found on explosives truck in Mid West

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Police say they are unable to confirm whether or not the remains are those of Tony Hickey.
Camera IconPolice say they are unable to confirm whether or not the remains are those of Tony Hickey. Credit: Police media

Police have found human remains on a truck that exploded on the Menzies Road about 42km south of Sandstone on Friday.

The driver is believed to have been Perth man Tony Hickey, 67.

The Geraldton Guardian understands he was carrying a quantity of explosives to a licensed blast site at Bulga Downs station for disposal.

A police spokeswoman said an explosion occurred on the truck, and she was unable to confirm whether or not the remains were those of Mr Hickey.

“The matter is now being investigated as a Coronial Investigation,” she said.

“Mount Magnet Police are preparing a report to the Coroner.”

Forensic officers from Perth who were specially trained to investigate explosions spent the weekend examining the scene.

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