Truck laden with logs sits empty on a lonely stretch of highway after its driver stopped on the road to trade blows with another motorist before both were killed when a truck ploughed into them

A truck loaded with wooden logs sits empty by the side of a lonely stretch of highway after its driver was mowed down beside it. A passing truck crashed into them as they fought, killing both at the scene on the Pacific Highway in northern NSW about 8.10pm on Monday. Richmond Police Chief Inspector Peter McKenna said the drivers did not pull over and instead stopped in the middle of the road to confront each other. '  The log truck was behind the SUV and is believed to have been tailgating the smaller vehicle, leading to the brawl. He was taken to Ballina Hospital for mandatory blood and urine testing.  Chief Inspector McKenna said police were reviewing dashcam footage of the crash and had the SUV driver's partner as a witness, but appealed for more information.  A crime scene has been established and an investigation is underway to determine the circumstances surrounding the incident.