A woman died and dozens of cattle had to be put down after this truck rollover. Photo: Vanessa Jarrett
A woman died and dozens of cattle had to be put down after this truck rollover. Photo: Vanessa Jarrett Vanessa Jarrett

Woman dies, 70 cattle put down, after truck rollover

UPDATE 7am: POLICE confirmed the fatal crash between a car and cattle truck will be investigated after a woman died.

Read the full story and see the full extent of crash damage here.

A WOMAN has died and dozens of cattle have been put down after a serious accident involving a truck and a sedan on a Central Queensland highway on Wednesday afternoon.

The car accident involving the car and cattle truck was reported to emergency services shortly after 3pm on the Dawson Hwy, near Banana.

A police officer at the scene said Banana Shire Council and control officers were putting down injured cattle humanely.

"It's the best thing we can do because they are injured," he said.

Police reported on Thursday that about 70 head of cattle had to be euthanised.

The collision caused the truck to catch fire which then spread to nearby grass.

 

A cattle truck has rolled over in a multi-vehicle crash outside Banana. A number of cattle have been injured and are being put down on scene. There is a single vehicle sedan on the other side of the truck and the RACQ Rescue Helicopter Service has landed on the road to transport the female driver.
A cattle truck has rolled over in a multi-vehicle crash outside Banana. A number of cattle have been injured and are being put down on scene. There is a single vehicle sedan on the other side of the truck and the RACQ Rescue Helicopter Service has landed on the road to transport the female driver. Vanessa Jarrett

While Queensland Fire and Emergency Services had the fire under control, the section of the Dawson Hwy was expected to be closed until later last night.

A rescue helicopter arrived at the scene for the woman, who was still in her car receiving medical treatment.

The driver of the truck could get out of the wreckage.

The Rockhampton Forensic Crash Unit was expected to arrive at 6pm for initial investigations.

After they have finished police officers will begin the process of removing the truck.

The police officer said there was good cooperation between all emergency services.


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