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Frenchville man killed in motorcycle truck crash

A FRENCHVILLE man, 38, is the latest victim on the Rockhampton roads casualty-counter, which has been ticking at an alarming rate in the past month.

WIN Local News reported the north Rockhampton man was killed yesterday when he overtook a caravan and side-swiped the driver's side of a semi-trailer truck on the Capricorn Hwy.

The motorcyclist was bike riding with seven friends, about 10.40am, when the crash took place.

A 35-year-old Beaconsfield man, who was driving the semi-trailer truck, was not injured in the crash.

The accident happened just 15km away from where three Aurizon workers died in a crash earlier this month, with another fatality 25km north of Marlborough less than two weeks ago.

The highway was closed for several hours after the accident.

A map shows the sites of serious crashes on Central Queensland roads this month.
A map shows the sites of serious crashes on Central Queensland roads this month.

The highway was closed until 4pm yesterday and a cordon was set up around the crash site, about 40km south of Rolleston, to allow emergency services to access the material.

There were no injuries reported.

These two incidents bring the number of accidents involving trucks to five for October.

Acting Inspector Ben Carroll yesterday strongly urged the public to take stringent safety measures on the roads.

He also urged the public to be extremely vigilant, in the wake of Rockhampton's bad month on local roads.

If you have any information that could help the Forensic Crash Unit and the Rockhampton Police with their investigations, you can call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

You can also call Police Link on 131 444.

 

 

YESTERDAY'S ROLLING COVERAGE

10:45AM: THE name of the man who died in a fatal crash about 30km west of Gracemere yesterday has not yet been released by police. 

The man's next of kin are still in the process of being notified.

Police investigations into the cause of the crash are ongoing. 

5.15pm: The Capricorn Hwy, 5km east of Westwood, is now open.

All diversions have been removed.

11.45am: Police are currently at the scene of a fatal traffic crash on the Capricorn Highway near Bushley Road about 30km west of Gracemere.

Initial information indicates around 10.40am a motorcycle has collided with a truck.

The male motorcyclist died at the scene.

The highway is currently closed in both directions with diversions in place via the Leichhardt Highway, Westwood.

The Forensic Crash Unit is investigating the incident.

11.20am: THE Capricorn Highway is closed in both directions 5km east of Westwood due to a fatal crash.

Emergency services are the scene and reports indicate a motorcycle has gone under a truck.

The Department of Main Road advises the road is expected to be closed until 3pm.

11.05am: THE latest advice about a serious crash on the Capricorn Highway indicates the crash is about 5kms east of Westwood.

Emergency services are responding. One police officer is on scene.

10.50am: EMERGENCY services are responding to reports of a severe crash near Stanwell on the Capricorn Highway.

Initial reports suggest a motorbike has gone under a truck, 40kms west of Gracemere.

It is believed one person is dead.

Topics:  capricorn highway editors picks fatal crash stanwell



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