18-year-old killed after ute roll

UPDATE 2:47pm: THE Forensic Crash Unit is investigating the single vehicle traffic crash at Cape Palmerston National Park which killed an 18-year-old Bucasia man yesterday.

Preliminary information suggests the man was travelling in the tray of a utility along Cape Palmerston Beach around 6.40am when the vehicle rolled, throwing him from tray.

He died at the scene.

The driver of the vehicle, another 18-year-old Bucasia man, was also thrown from the vehicle and sustained non-life threatening injuries. He was taken to the Mackay Base Hospital for treatment and is in a stable condition.

 

EARILER: AN 18-year-old man has died this morning at Cape Palmerston, south of Sarina.

A Mackay Police spokesman said investigations were continuing into the incident but it was believed the man was riding on the back of a utility which had a roll.

Another man was taken to Mackay Base Hospital with non-life threatening injuries, the spokesman said.



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