Murray Bridge girl dies in truck rollover

A MURRAY Bridge girl died yesterday and three others were injured when the truck they were travelling in crashed near Coleraine in Victoria.

The two adults and two children from Murray Bridge were travelling east on the Glenelg Highway near the Southern Grampians region when the sheep transport carrier left the road on a bend and rolled down an embankment.

The nine-year-old girl died at the scene and a 26-year-old woman was airlifted to Royal Melbourne Hospital with serious injuries.

A 37-year-old man and a six-year-old girl were taken to the Hamilton hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Police, paramedics and CFA crews attended the crash at Muntham, between Coleraine and Casterton, at about 2.45pm. 

The B-double semi, bearing the markings of Crane Livestock Transport of Naracoorte, South Australia, was fully loaded with sheep at the time of the crash.

Many of the sheep were killed in the accident and Department of Primary Industries staff was called to put down others that were badly injured.

Police are yet to confirm if the four people were from the same family.

Police have appealed for witnesses following the truck rollover, and are particularly interested in speaking to the owner of a car that was seen in the area at the time of the crash.

Anyone with information about the collision is asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Information courtesy of - Warnambool Standard.