Fatal crash truckie still wanted by police

Edward Jody Sewell was killed in a hit and run incident on the Cunningham Hwy in 2013, near Goondiwindi. Contributed, November 2015.
Edward Jody Sewell was killed in a hit and run incident on the Cunningham Hwy in 2013, near Goondiwindi. Contributed, November 2015.

TERRY Sewell is a man desperate for answers.

And after more than two years since his nephew Edward Jody Sewell was killed in a hit-and-run incident on the Cunningham Hwy, he feels no closer to justice or closure.

He has made an impassioned plea for anyone with information to come forward and help solve a case that has played on his mind since the his nephew, who went by Jody, was found dead on the side of the highway east of Goondiwindi on Sunday, September 1.

"There are so many questions that I could ask about that accident," Mr Sewell said.

"For a start, there were rumours about what actually happened and that sort of thing, but I don't want to get into that."

Mr Sewell is unsure what could have brought Jody to western Queensland that night but believes he may have been on his way to visit his father's grave for Father's Day.

Jody's parents died when he was young, Mr Sewell said, and it was an event from which he never fully recovered.

He had been living in the western-Brisbane suburb of Tennyson and would infrequently call on his uncle when he visited Goondiwindi.

"He hadn't had much to do with the family for years," Mr Sewell said.

"I don't think he ever really got over losing his parents."

Jody was 42 when he died.

Initial police investigations suggest the vehicle Jody had been travelling in collided with the back of a green logging truck.

Police want anyone who saw a truck similar to this on the Darling Downs near the time of a fatal traffic crash to contact them.
Police want anyone who saw a truck similar to this on the Darling Downs near the time of a fatal traffic crash to contact them.

Police believe the collision happened some time between 11.30pm on Saturday, August 31, and 1am on Sunday, September 1, 2013, near the intersection of Wyaga Rd and the Cunningham Hwy.

What information Mr Sewell has been given access to has only raised more questions.

"His vehicle wasn't on the road when they found it, but it was nearby," he said.

"It was a hit-and-run - they've left a body there. It wasn't a pretty sight and that truck driver or persons in that truck, they've left the scene of the accident."

He now understands police have re-opened the case and are investigating further.

"What I want is for whoever is responsible to be bloody well caught," he said.

"If somebody knows something, they should step forward.

"He (Jody) has got three brothers and other uncles who need closure."

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.



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