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Gympie man dies in car crash

A MAN, 61, was dead on arrival at Gympie Hospital after this single vehicle crash in Old Maryborough Road yesterday.
A MAN, 61, was dead on arrival at Gympie Hospital after this single vehicle crash in Old Maryborough Road yesterday. Craig Warhurst

A 61-YEAR-OLD Gympie man died after the car he was driving crashed into a tree in Old Maryborough Road, near Rycott Road, yesterday morning.

Crash scene investigators had not released his name late yesterday and still had not contacted all relatives of two Tewantin men, both 18, who were killed as a result of a head-on collision on the Cooroy-Noosa Road on Wednesday afternoon.

Emergency crews were called to the Gympie accident scene about 7.30am.

Gympie-based Queensland Fire and Rescue Service officers had to cut the man from the twisted wreckage of his Mazda 626 sedan, which was damaged almost beyond recognition by the force of the crash.

Parts of the car, thrown loose by the impact, were strewn up to 10m among trees and along the roadside.

The man’s vehicle appeared to have collided at high speed with the tree, splitting its timber and leaving no skid marks on the roadway or verges.

Glass flung from the vehicle was embedded in a tree nearby.

Paramedics tried to stabilise the man for transport, after finding him deeply unconscious with multiple injuries. However, an Ambulance spokesperson said the man was dead on arrival at Gympie Hospital at about 8am.

Two men, one 60, from Cooran and the other, 19, from Tewantin, suffered minor injuries in the Cooroy-Noosa Road crash.

Gympie Times


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