Wan­doan crash vic­tim iden­ti­fied

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A YOUNG fa­ther has been re­vealed as one of the vic­tims of a fa­tal crash which has rocked the tight-knit town of Wan­doan.

Trib­utes are flow­ing for Liam Pen­der­gast, who was de­scribed as “a very lov­ing and re­spect­ful young man”.

He was in a car that veered off a bend on Bundi Rd about 3:30am on Sun­day.

He and the driver, a 49-year-old man, were pro­nounced dead at the scene.

A third man was, on Mon­day night, in a sta­ble con­di­tion at Toowoomba Hos­pi­tal.

Col­leagues paid trib­ute to Mr Pen­der­gast, who they say was one of the two men who died in the crash.

BP Wan­doan op­er­a­tors Julie and Noel Mudge said he had worked for them for about three years.

Friends post­ing on Mr Pen­der­gast’s Face­book page re­mem­bered a man “loved ev­ery­where he went”, who was “one of the best and most loyal mates any­one could ever ask for”, and lamented he was “too young to leave this world”.

The crash re­mains un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion but po­lice sus­pect “around three of our Fa­tal Five of­fences” were ma­jor con­tribut­ing fac­tors in the fa­tal­ity.

Roma Road Polic­ing Unit Of­fi­cer-in-Charge Sergeant Se­bas­tian Pollock said he was frus­trated at peo­ple’s “lack of care and com­mon sense” when driv­ing.

“There is one per­son still alive from this crash and I’m bet­ting he will be happy to tell you it is be­cause of his seat belt,” Sgt Pollock said.

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