What’s left of the Mitsubishi Lancer involved in a fatal crash on Rockhampton-Yeppoon Rd.
What’s left of the Mitsubishi Lancer involved in a fatal crash on Rockhampton-Yeppoon Rd. Allan Reinikka

Man didn't stand a chance in crash

POLICE believe speed was a contributing factor in the death of Rockhampton's Gregory Legh, 62, whose car smashed into a tree on the Rockhampton-Yeppoon Rd on Monday night.

The green Mitsubishi Lancer he was driving was virtually destroyed when it hit a tree, about two kilometres past the Cawarral turn-off, about 8.45pm.

Mr Legh, who was travelling towards Rockhampton, was pronounced dead at the scene.

He was the sole occupant of the vehicle.

The death is the seventeenth on the Central region's roads this year.

Senior Sergeant Ewan Findlater described it as one of the worst crashes he'd seen this year.

“These crashes are never good, and we've had a few this year, but this would have to be one of the most serious,” Snr Sgt Findlater said.

“Speed was certainly a contributing factor in relation to the accident and will be taken into consideration when investigating the incident.

CQ’S DEATH TOLL

  • This year there has been 17 deaths on Central region roads.
  • This is two more than for the corresponding period last year.
  • The death toll overall last year was 37.


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