Five horses dead after NSW truck crash

Five racehorses have died after a livestock truck crashed in the NSW Hunter region, with two men suffering injuries.

The truck crashed into a tree about 6.30am on Saturday on the Golden Highway near Jerry Plains, south of Muswellbrook.

Five horses being transported in the truck were killed.

The 62-year-old driver and a 59-year-old passenger were treated at the scene and taken to John Hunter Hospital in a serious condition.

The names of the racehorses have not yet been revealed.

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