Man killed in Warrego Hwy collision with cattle truck

The sedan involved in a collision with a cattle truck near Chinchilla on the Warrego Highway.
The sedan involved in a collision with a cattle truck near Chinchilla on the Warrego Highway.

UPDATE: One person is dead after the car they were driving collided with a cattle truck west of Chinchilla on the Warrego Hwy.

The man, believed to be 33 years of age, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. There was no one else in the vehicle.

The driver of the truck was not injured.

The Warrego Hwy remains closed 27km west of Chinchilla.

The wreckage of a fatal crash near Chinchilla. The cattle truck can be seen overturned in the distance.
The wreckage of a fatal crash near Chinchilla. The cattle truck can be seen overturned in the distance. Alasdair Young

Traffic is currently being diverted around the crash site and motorists are advised to avoid the area.

The Forensic Crash Unit is investigating.

1.45PM: A cattle truck and car have collided on the Warrego Hwy west of Chinchilla.

The collision occurred 27km west of Chinchilla at Columboola about 1.45pm.

Western Downs Regional Council staff work to cut the surviving cattle free from the crash wreckage.
Western Downs Regional Council staff work to cut the surviving cattle free from the crash wreckage. Alasdair Young

There are believed to be people trapped in the crash wreckage. Emergency services are using hydraulic cutting equipment to free the trapped motorist.

Emergency services are on their way to the incident.

The Warrego Highway is blocked in both directions.

The overturned cattle truck.
The overturned cattle truck. Alasdair Young


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