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Friends grieve after losing mate in Alton Downs accident

Luke Shepherd, 23, with his catch of the day. The Park Avenue man was killed at Alton Downs on Saturday night.
Luke Shepherd, 23, with his catch of the day. The Park Avenue man was killed at Alton Downs on Saturday night. CONTRIBUTED

A FRIEND of a Park Avenue man killed in a car collision at the weekend, could not imagine how he would continue his life after losing his "brother".

Police yesterday had not released the name of the man killed at Alton Downs on Saturday night but The Morning Bulletin understands it was Luke Shepherd, 23.

Tributes were flowing on Facebook from friends and family.

The good friend posted on Facebook: "I can't even begin to imagine my life without you in it. The best friend anyone could ever ask for. I'm so sad you were taken from us so soon but I am thankful for every minute I spent with you. I love you like a brother Luke and I always will. Rest in peace mate."

Another friend said: "I'm kicking myself we all never got to say goodbye for the last time Luke. We will never forget you though bro nor will we forget the good times all us guys had together. Rest easy my brother. We're going to miss you."

Rockhampton Acting Inspector Peter McFarlane said the man's next of kin had been told.

Luke died when he was flung from his car and hit by an oncoming vehicle in McKenzie Rd, Alton Downs, on Saturday night.

The Morning Bulletin attempted to contact family and friends for comment but received no reply.

Investigations into the cause of the accident were continuing.

Topics:  accident, alton downs, rockhampton




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