Fatal truck crash - Oxley Police District

Friday, 12 April 2024 08:49:33 AM

A man has died following a single-vehicle crash in the state’s northeast.

About 11.20am yesterday (Thursday 11 April 2024), emergency services were called to Barry Road, about 5km east of Nundle, after a truck carrying cattle left the road and travelled down an embankment before hitting a tree.

The driver - a man aged 56 – died at the scene, and eight head of cattle on board were euthanised.

Officers attached to Oxley Police District established a crime scene and an investigation is underway into the circumstances surrounding the crash.

A report will be prepared for the information of the Coroner.

The road is now open.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.