Crash death a mystery
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.
CAUSE UNKNOWN: The council driver died at the scene.