More than 100 sheep were put down after the truck they were travelling in rolled near Tocumwal on Tuesday afternoon last week.
Cobram Police Senior Constable Trent Taylor said the truck, carrying about 450 sheep, was travelling south on the Goulburn Valley Hwy about 4km north of Koonoomoo when it rolled just before 5pm.
Sen Const Taylor said the sheep moved inside the trailer, shifting the truck’s load and causing the truck to roll over on a bend.
‘‘From witnesses at the scene, there were no issues with the driver’s conduct,’’ Sen Const Taylor said.
‘‘It was a load shift on a precarious bend.
‘‘The Department of Primary Industries had to put down about a third of the sheep.’’
Sen Const Taylor said the male truck driver, 38, was able to pull himself out of the vehicle.
Ambulance Victorian spokesman John Mullen said the man was flown to Wangaratta Base Hospital with neck and back injuries.
The road was blocked for eight hours before reopening.
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