A landcruiser involved in a fatal crash at Cawarral. Photo Allan Reinikka / The Morning Bulletin
A landcruiser involved in a fatal crash at Cawarral. Photo Allan Reinikka / The Morning Bulletin Allan Reinikka

Central Queensland roads claim two lives in one night

TWO men have died within hours of each other in separate fatalities on Central Queensland roads.

At 7am yesterday a local resident discovered a dark blue Landcruiser which had rolled down a steep embankment on the side of Camms Rd in Cawarral.

Preliminary investigations suggest the crash occurred about 3am.

The male driver, who was the only occupant, was found dead at the scene.

The 34-year-old Depot Hill man was not wearing his seatbelt.

Police were also investigating whether alcohol was a contributing factor in the crash.

In a separate incident a 56-year-old man died after the truck he was driving rolled on the Carnarvon Hwy on Tuesday night.

At 8.30pm emergency services were called to the accident, in Rewan, about 60km south of Rolleston.

The driver was the only person in the truck, which had two trailers attached.

The man is from Lowood, 66 kilometres west of Brisbane.

The Forensic Crash Unit is continuing to investigate both incidents.

In the wake of the tragedies police are again pushing their road safety message.

They wanted to stress the importance of wearing seatbelts, sticking to the speed limit, taking breaks on long drives, and not driving when under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

Meanwhile, the funeral for the brothers killed in a car accident near Coppabella on November 1 will be held at Plantation Park in Ayr tomorrow .

Bradley William Scott, 15, and Lleyton Kenneth Scott, 9, were in the back of a sedan on the Peak Downs Highway when their car collided with another vehicle.

This graphic shows the number of CQ fatalities October 4 to November 13.
This graphic shows the number of CQ fatalities October 4 to November 13.

Recent fatalities in CQ

  • November 13, 3am: A 29-year-old Depot Hill man died when his car crashed down an embankment on Camms Rd, Cawarral.
  • November 12, 8.30pm: A 56-year-old man dies after his truck rolls on Carnarvon Highway, Rewan.
  • November 2, 7.30am: A Taiwanese tourist died in a traffic crash on the Dawson Highway, west of Rolleston.
  • November 1, 7.50pm: Peter Pekkarinen, 49, died in a crash on the Anakie-Sapphire Road.
  • November 1, 12.40pm: Bradley and Lleyton Scott died when their family's sedan collided with another vehicle on the Peak Downs Highway near Coppabella.


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