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Truckie killed after hitting cow then tree near Geelong

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A truckie has died following a crash in Moriac, 22km west of Geelong, on Saturday, July 1.

According to a police media statement, police were called to Hendy Main Road after a 39-year-old truck driver struck a cow, veered off the road and crashed into a tree, about 6.15am.

Emergency crews tried to save him, but sadly the Caroline Springs man died at the scene.

Victoria Police will prepare a report for the Coroner.

One Moriac resident, who did not want to be named, told media it was common to see cows “wander out” in the area.

A deceased animal involved in the crash was located on the side of the road.

“It’s regular that they get out around here,” he said.

Anyone who witnessed the incident, has dashcam/CCTV footage or information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or make a report online at

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