The dangerous stretch of road in Maude, near Geelong, where truck driver Kevin Porker was killed.
The dangerous stretch of road in Maude, near Geelong, where truck driver Kevin Porker was killed.

Pregnant fiancee of killed truckie survives horror crash

A SOUTH Australian truckie was killed and his heavily pregnant fiancee miraculously escaped the mangled wreckage after a horror smash only kilometres from their delivery site at a country vineyard.  

The couple had been travelling all night to deliver wine grapes when the 60-tonne semi-trailer jack-knifed on a steep hill on Perdrisat Rd in Maude, near Geelong, Victoria, about 2am yesterday.  

The 40-year-old driver, Kevin Porker from Lowaldie near Karoonda in the Murray Mallee, was killed instantly.  

But in a harrowing tale of survival, his 39-week pregnant fiancee, Stefanie Teixeira, who had been sleeping in the cabin during the long journey from Robinvale, managed to crawl out of the mangled wreck alive.

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