Fa­tal crash clues hunt

Townsville Bulletin - - NEWS -

PO­LICE are work­ing to piece to­gether the move­ments of a util­ity be­fore it crashed into a tree at a Table­lands na­tional park, leav­ing two men dead and an­other in hos­pi­tal.

A 28- year- old Ma­reeba man and 21- year- old man from Ku­randa were both pro­nounced dead when of­fi­cers ar­rived at the scene on Davies Creek Rd yes­ter­day morn­ing, just near the pop­u­lar camp­ground.

Of­fi­cers are still yet to iden­tify which of the men was driv­ing the white 1988 model Toy­ota Land­Cruiser when it hit a tree on the gravel road about 5km off the Kennedy High­way.

Cairns Foren­sic Crash Unit Sgt Scott Ezard said the third man, a 22- year- old from Ku­randa, was in a sta­ble con­di­tion in Cairns Hos­pi­tal.

He said he was as­sist­ing po­lice.

“We are try­ing to es­tab­lish who the driver was at the time,” he said.

Po­lice said they were con­sid­er­ing whether al­co­hol may have played a fac­tor in the hor­ror crash.

“The rea­son why they were in the area re­mains un­known,” he said.

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