ON SCENE: Police and other emergency services attend a crash between a motorcycle and a truck on the Capricorn Hwy 5km east of Westwood.
ON SCENE: Police and other emergency services attend a crash between a motorcycle and a truck on the Capricorn Hwy 5km east of Westwood. Chris Ison Rokccrash

Tributes flow for motorcyclist killed on Friday in crash

HEARTFELT messages of sympathy were flowing fast on social media for Frenchville man Steven Gear, who died in a motorbike crash on Friday.

LOSS: Motorcyclist Steven Gear died on Friday.
LOSS: Motorcyclist Steven Gear died on Friday. Contributed

A Police media spokesman said Mr Gear was overtaking a caravan when he side-swiped the truck.

The Morning Bulletin understands Mr Gear was an Anglo American employee.

He was married with two children, The Morning Bulletin understands.

Mr Gear was believed to have been motorbike riding with a group of his friends when the crash took place.

The accident occurred about 15km away from where three Aurizon workers were killed in a ute and B-double collision earlier this month.

SHOCKING: The region witnessed a spate of horrific road crashes last month.
SHOCKING: The region witnessed a spate of horrific road crashes last month.

One Facebook user posted on Mr Gear's timeline: "16 years ago on October 31, we had you stand beside us. Today, we can't believe you're gone. Your wit, your smile and your friendship will be with us forever ... our hearts go out to your beautiful family. We love you, Steve."

Another user posted: "It's with the heaviest of hearts I send you (Mr Gear's wife) my deepest condolences.

"Steve and I became good mates through work and (we) had many many laughs at work and at camp.

"Hold your beautiful children tight as they have lost a wonderful father and you a soul mate. Be strong. We're thinking of you all."

Investigations and a forensic crash report are being prepared for the coroner.

The Forensic Crash Unit is still trying to establish other factors in the crash.



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