Driver charged after man dies and nine horses euthanised in crash

A 64-year-old man has died and nine horses had to be euthanised after a truck crash in western NSW on the weekend.

Police said a truck carrying 17 horses had been travelling along Mogriguy Road at Brocklehurst, north of Dubbo, when it left the road and rolled into a culvert near the intersection of McAnallys Road, about 10.40am on Saturday. 

The driver, a 32-year-old man, has now been charged with five offences.

The accident took place on Mogriguy Road in NSW. Pictured is a Google Maps image of the road. Source: Google Maps

After the crash, a 16-year-old boy was also airlifted to hospital with head injuries.

Nine horses had to be euthanised at the site of the accident, authorities said.

The remaining eight were taken to a vet nearby for treatment.

Police said they have been told the horses ranged in value between $50,000 and $200,000 each.

Police said the truck was being driven along Mogriguy Road and rolled near the intersection of McAnallys Road at Brocklehurst, NSW. Source: Google

The 32-year-old driver, from Young, was taken to hospital with minor injuries.

He was arrested on Sunday and has since been charged with five offences – including dangerous driving occasioning death and dangerous driving occasioning grievous bodily harm.

The driver was also charged with negligent driving occasioning death, negligent driving occasioning grievous bodily harm and cause bodily harm by misconduct in charge of motor vehicle.

His licence has been suspended.