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An investigation into a fatal tilt train collision in far north Queensland has found a truck driver may not have noticed flashing warning lights on a Bruce Highway level crossing.
Two Queensland Rail drivers were killed at a level crossing on the Bruce Highway, south of Cardwell, last November.
A report tabled in State Parliament today has found the driver of a B-double truck may not have seen the flashing crossing lights before colliding with the tilt train.
Transport Minister Rachel Nolan says police are investigating the actions of the truck driver.
"It finds that the driver may have been experiencing a degree of fatigue, which could have affected his performance," she said.
"He had a poor driving history in terms of licence suspension, due to an accumulation of demerit points for speeding and log book irregularities."
Ms Nolan says the report also suggests compulsory drug testing of drivers involved in serious accidents.
"I commit to that review being undertaken in conjunction with police," she said.
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