Crash death a mys­tery

Isis Town and Country - - Kolan News -

IN­VES­TI­GA­TIONS into the death of a 41-year-old Bund­aberg Re­gional Coun­cil em­ployee will look at whether fa­tigue or a med­i­cal con­di­tion played a role in his death.

The man, a coun­cil garbage truck driver, was found un­re­spon­sive about 1pm Tues­day af­ter emer­gency ser­vices were called to a pri­vate prop­erty off Mel­lvilles Rd at Ma­roon­dan.

Po­lice said the man had no ob­vi­ous in­juries and was pro­nounced dead at the scene af­ter paramedics ar­rived.

On Tues­day, Bund­aberg Mayor Jack Dempsey of­fered his con­do­lences to the man’s fam­ily.

“This af­ter­noon, the Bund­aberg Re­gional Coun­cil was dev­as­tated to learn of the loss of one of its val­ued em­ploy­ees,” he said.

“On be­half of coun­cil, I would like to ex­press my deep­est sym­pa­thies to the gen­tle­man’s fam­ily, friends and col­leagues.

“We can con­firm that our friend and em­ployee lost his life to­day while un­der­tak­ing his work as a col­lec­tion ser­vices plant op­er­a­tor in Ma­roon­dan.”

The man had been driv­ing the garbage truck when for a rea­son yet to be de­ter­mined, it left the road and crashed through a fence and line of trees.

Bund­aberg Se­nior Con­sta­ble David Shooks con­firmed po­lice re­sponded to the sin­gleve­hi­cle crash and found the man un­re­spon­sive.

“Queens­land Am­bu­lance Ser­vice ar­rived and con­firmed that the male was de­ceased,” he said.

“In­ves­ti­ga­tions are still on­go­ing into how this has oc­curred.

“From ini­tial in­ves­ti­ga­tions it looks like he’s come head­ing to­wards Bund­aberg-Gin Gin Rd and he’s made a big arc to where the truck has stopped.”

Sen Const Shooks said there was noth­ing to sug­gest foul play.

PHOTO: MIKE KNOTT

CAUSE UN­KNOWN: The coun­cil driver died at the scene.

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