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Man Dies on Dukes Highway Following Semi-Trailer Crash

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SA has already had its third road death this year, following a crash in the State's South East.

On Saturday afternoon, emergency services were called to the Dukes Highway just north of Coomandook, after a Semi-Trailer and car collided head-on.

The car driver, a 34-year-old Adelaide man, died at the scene while the truck driver was  un-injured in the collision.

The Dukes Highway was closed for several hours while Major Crash Investigators examined the scene, but was reopened to traffic at about 11.30pm Saturday night.

In 2019, South Australia experienced its worst road toll since 2010, with 113 people losing their lives.

The end-of-year statistics has been highlighted in SA Police's 2019 review, with rural crashes making up majority of all road fatalities.

Photo of Dukes Highway from Google Maps