Hundreds of sheep killed in horror crash

There’s been carnage on a rural road in New South Wales, with hundreds of sheep killed in a horror rollover near Bathurst.

The accident happened just after 10.00am on Tuesday along O’Connell Road at O’Connell.

It’s understood a B-Double stock truck, which had 551 sheep on board, lost control and overturned.


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Despite desperate efforts by emergency crews and local vets, about 225 of the animals were pronounced deceased whilst several had to be euthanised.

The driver of the truck, a 25-year-old man managed to escape uninjured.

He was breath tested at the scene and returned a negative result

Police say no charges have been laid at this stage and investigations are ongoing.

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