Nathanael Patson with his fiance Sarah Morgan.
Nathanael Patson with his fiance Sarah Morgan.

NAMED: Drug driver charged over crash that killed Rocky man

THE man accused of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing the death of Nathanael Patson on Yeppoon Road in March was named in court today.

Lochie John Taylor, 21, was meant to answer to three charges today: the unlawful possession of weapons category A, B, or M, dangerously operating a vehicle or interfering with the operation of a vehicle causing death or grievous bodily harm, and having a drug present in his system while driving.

The case was, however, adjourned for Mr Taylor to get legal advice and will now be heard at the Yeppoon Magistrates Court on December 3.

The fatal crash earlier this year.
The fatal crash earlier this year.

Mr Patson, 24, died nearly two weeks after a head-on collision at the intersection of MacKays Road and Yeppoon Road about 6am on March 3.

He was left with head, chest, pelvic, and leg injuries, and had to be cut from his car.

Mr Patson was engaged to be married this year.



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