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Valley Mourns Loss Of ‘Warby’ Following Motorcycle Crash

The Forensic Crash Unit is investigating a single fatal motorcycle crash in Crediton last week, March 1.

Initial information indicates some time the day before on February 29, a motorcycle was travelling west on Eungella Dam Road when it left the road and crashed.

Emergency services were alerted to the crash around 7am on March 1.

Upon arrival, the rider, a 61-year-old Crediton man was declared deceased.

The Pioneer Valley is grieving the loss of David ‘Warby’ Grant, a cherished member and one of the founding members of the Eungella Community Development Association since its establishment in 1988.

Warby dedicated his time to various community activities, notably serving as a volunteer cook at the Eungella Community Hub. A former employee of the Mackay Regional Council, Warby was employed at both the Eungella Chalet and Broken River Mountain Resort. The news of his tragic passing elicited an outpouring of condolences on social media platforms, reflecting the impact he had on those around him.

Anyone who may have witnessed the accident or have any relevant dashcam or CCTV footage, is urged to contact police.

Investigations are ongoing.

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