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Hay truck crash

Friday, 2nd August, 2019

The driver has received a ticket for negligent driving. PICTURE: Myles Burt The driver has received a ticket for negligent driving. PICTURE: Myles Burt

A hay truck heading east on the Barrier Highway rolled about 15km from Broken Hill near the Outback Resort yesterday.

The South Australian driver, 38, lost control around 10am, after overcorrecting when a wind gust hit the back trailer.

Police said the accident was a result of road conditions, weather and driving 

decisions. The driver sustained minor injuries.

Police said the road was blocked for several hours during the clean-up effort.

The company that owned the crashed truck sent another truck to pick up the hay and continue the delivery.

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