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Truck Trailer And 4WD Collide Causing Death Near Dysart

A man from the Pioneer Valley died in the early hours of Father’s Day last weekend when his 4WD was involved in a fatal road accident in the Bowen Basin.

A Queensland Police statement said a 45-year-old Owens Creek man died following a fatal two-vehicle crash near Dysart on September 3.

“Initial investigations indicate around 4.30am, a coal truck towing a trailer and a 4WD were travelling along Saraji Road,” the statement said.

“The truck’s trailer rolled and struck the 4WD, which was travelling in the opposite direction.

“The driver of the 4WD, the 45-year-old man, sustained critical injuries and later passed away in hospital.”

The driver of the truck was physically unharmed.

“Forensic Crash Unit investigations into the circumstances of the crash are continuing,” Queensland Police said.

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