Truck driver killed near Emerald

A 40-year-old semi trailer driver died instantly when his road train collided with a cattle truck near Emerald last night.

Police said the crash happened on the Capricorn Highway about 6.40pm about 11km east of Anakie.

Police reportedly said the male driver of the semi-trailer was killed instantly.

The 46-year-old driver of the cattle truck was taken to Rockhampton hospital with serious injuries.

Authorities at the scene euthanased badly injured cattle.

Police would like to advise the Capricorn Highway at Anakie is still closed and was expected to remain closed for several more hours.

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