Woman killed, 70 cows ‘put down’ after car collides with cattle truck

A WOMAN has been killed after the car she was driving collided with a cattle truck in Queensland.

The two vehicles came to grief on the Dawson Highway at Banana on Wednesday afternoon.

Police said the woman driving the sedan was critically injured and pronounced dead at the scene.


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The man behind the wheel of the truck was treated by paramedics for minor injuries.

In a statement, police confirmed about 70 head of cattle were injured and had to be euthanised.

The Forensic Crash Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the fatal crash.

If you have information for Police, please contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using their online form 24 hours per day.

You can also report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24 hours per day. Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation.

Jaydan is a Digital News Producer at myGC.com.au. He was appointed Managing Editor of the Junee Southern Cross newspaper at the age of 17 and has since held positions in a number of newsrooms in New South Wales and Queensland. Jaydan joined the Hot Tomato Broadcasting Company in 2013 and has been keeping the Gold Coast up to date with the latest local, national and international news online at myGC.com.au ever since. With almost ten years’ experience in both print and digital media Jaydan is committed to providing the best coverage during major news and weather events.

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