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Queensland grazier Scott Todd who spoke about the impact of drought has died in a ute accident

A Queensland farming family faces tragedy as they emerge from drought when their beloved father is killed in a freak accident

  • Queensland meadow bird Scott Todd has died after falling from a tray of moving milk
  • The accident happened on Saturday while Scott, 38, was in Thargomindah
  • He spoke about the harrowing impact the drought had on his family in 2019

A Queensland farmer battling a devastating drought has died in a freak accident.

Scott Todd, 38, was in the back of a moving Toyota Landcruiser passing through Thargomindah on Saturday morning when he fell.

The father of three children was seriously injured and died on the spot.

Queensland grazer Scott Todd (pictured) died in a freak accident on Saturday morning

Queensland grazer Scott Todd (pictured) died in a freak accident on Saturday morning

The 27-year-old man driving the car was uninjured.

Mr Todd had a farm with sheep, goats and cattle in Brigalow Downs, south of Bollon.

He was a passionate advocate for farmers and called for increased aid and support for those struggling through drought.

The veteran grazer spoke in a 2019 interview about the severe impact the drought had on his livelihood and family.

At the time, the three properties he owned near Bollon had been reduced to barren plains of earth.

“We’re out of money,” Mr. Todd told AAP from his farm.

“We’ll break it down and say that’s what we’re doing to this day, and then we’ll reassess it.” Otherwise the anxiety and the pressure and the stress and the depression will become too much and you simply cannot function properly.’

The lack of much rain and the high price of feed left the Todd family in a devastating position.

The father of three (left) has been an advocate for farmers and called for more support amid the drought.  He spoke about the harrowing impact the drought had on his family in a 2019 interview (Pictured with his wife Alison and their three children Grace, Will and Olivia)

The father of three (left) has been an advocate for farmers and called for more support amid the drought. He spoke about the harrowing impact the drought had on his family in a 2019 interview (Pictured with his wife Alison and their three children Grace, Will and Olivia)

Todd and his veterinarian wife Alison faced the prospect of getting a loan from the bank to buy their next shipment of cottonseed for $45,000 once their reserves were depleted.

“Sometimes you drive through the paddock and you stop and think ‘what the hell am I doing?’ Mr Todd added.

‘How am I going to do this? There’s only one of mine and I can’t afford more staff or anything. Right now I’m in the worst place I’ve ever been in my life.’

Mr. Todd leaves behind his wife Alison and their three children Grace, Will and Olivia.

The Queensland Police Forensic Crash Unit is investigating the incident.

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