RESCUE OPERATION: The crash scene on the Wide Bay Hwy.
RESCUE OPERATION: The crash scene on the Wide Bay Hwy. Patrick Woods

Cattle killed as truck crashes on highway

ABOUT 10 cattle died when a truck rolled on the Wide Bay Hwy at Sexton, west of Gympie, yesterday afternoon.

The driver of the double-deck B-double walked away from the crash.

Paramedics transported him to Gympie Hospital.

The truck was one of several thought to be heading to Nolan Meats at Gympie.

Police directed traffic around the crash scene from both directions for more than an hour.

Fire and rescue workers used power saws to cut through sections of the trailer to release the cattle remaining inside.

It is believed about 50 cattle were in the trailer.

Paramedics remained on stand-by as the operation was carried out.

At least five cattle had to be euthanised at the scene.


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