Flowers and messages of love
By EVAN SCHWARTEN
FLOWERS and messages of love yesterday marked the scene of the car crash which killed 17-year-old Ty Dylan Pryke on Friday night.
The former Glenmore High student died at the scene after the Holden station wagon he was driving struck a guard rail on the Larcombe Street Bridge, near the Northside boat ramp, shortly before 10pm.
He was the sole occupant of the vehicle.
Police were still investigating the cause of the accident yesterday but witnesses reportedly told officers they saw Mr Pryke's vehicle speed ahead of another vehicle before hearing the crash.
They also said three vehicles were seen nearby doing burnouts shortly before the accident.
Mourners reportedly visited the scene several times during the weekend, laying flowers and cans of Bundaberg Rum in tribute.
In a terrible twist of fate for his family, the accident comes just days before the anniversary of the death of Ty's father Charlie who was killed in a motor vehicle accident four years ago.
Friday night's accident prompted a plea for young motorists to drive safely from the chairman of the state government's Travelsafe committee, Fitzroy MP Jim Pearce.
"I'm saddened at the loss of another young Queenslander,'' he said.