April 12, 2024

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In a heartbreaking incident, a cattle truck driver was killed after his vehicle went off the road and crashed into a tree in the Nundle area near Tamworth, NSW.

Details of the Crash
The accident occurred around 11:20 am on Thursday, with the 56-year-old driver losing control along Barry Rd. The truck descended an embankment and made a fatal collision with a tree, leading to the driver’s immediate death at the scene.

Impact on Livestock
The crash had a severe impact on the livestock being transported, with eight cows euthanized due to injuries sustained. The total number of cattle on the truck at the time of the accident has not been disclosed.

Ongoing Investigation
Authorities are actively investigating the circumstances surrounding the tragic event. NSW Police have appealed to the public for any witnesses or those with relevant information to come forward to assist with the investigation.

Community Reaction and Safety Measures
The local community is mourning the loss of one of their own, and there are calls for increased safety measures for vehicles operating in the area, especially those transporting livestock.

This devastating incident is a stark reminder of the dangers faced by truck drivers daily. The community, along with local authorities, is hopeful that further investigations will provide answers and lead to enhanced road safety protocols to prevent such accidents in the future.