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Peter Tawton found dead after going for pizza

FATALITY: The Hyundai Getz in which Terranora man Peter Tawton died in a single vehicle crash off Widgee Crossing Rd, on Monday.
FATALITY: The Hyundai Getz in which Terranora man Peter Tawton died in a single vehicle crash off Widgee Crossing Rd, on Monday. Patrick Woods

PETER Tawton went out for pizza on Sunday and never came home.

Mr Tawton, 72, was found dead in his car after it crashed off Widgee Crossing Rd early Monday afternoon.

The Tweed Heads man apparently drove to Gympie, 280km from his Terranora home.

The Gold Coast Bulletin reported on its website yesterday that Mr Tawton was last seen alive about 1pm, after picking up a pizza.

A Gympie farmer found his body in his white Hyundai Getz, after he apparently lost control of the vehicle.

It is believed he was driving towards the Mary River, just west of the Nestle factory, when he lost control of his car and ploughed through a fence.

MANGLED: The scene of the excavator roll-over on the corner of the Bruce Hwy and Brisbane Rd.
MANGLED: The scene of the excavator roll-over on the corner of the Bruce Hwy and Brisbane Rd.

Sunshine Coast Crash Investigation Unit Acting Senior Sergeant David Lonergan said the car rolled after crashing through the fence.

The crash was Gympie's fifth road fatality in as many weeks and it became the first of three single vehicle crashes to occur in Gympie in the past three days.

On Monday, about 7.30-8pm, a heavy trailer and its load, a 13-tonne excavator, parted company and rolled, amidst roadworks at the Brisbane Rd-Bruce Hwy intersection.

The vehicle was turning from the northbound side of the highway.

Tow truck operators used a heavy tow vehicle to right the trailer and reload the badly damaged excavator, before loading both on to a heavy tilt tray for removal from the site.

Then yesterday, about 8.45am, a young woman appeared to have lost control of her white Hyundai Excel sedan as she drove inbound on Eel Creek Rd, not far out from the Gympie Showgrounds.

The woman, 17, was not taken to hospital but was charged with failing to control her vehicle.

RUINED: The damaged excavator before being reloaded on to the trailer and taken away.
RUINED: The damaged excavator before being reloaded on to the trailer and taken away.
Gympie Times

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