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Police Update Fatal Traffic crash, Gordonvale

A 49-year-old Manunda man has been charged following Forensic Crash Unit investigations into a fatal traffic crash in December last year.

Police will allege the man was driving a truck along the Bruce Highway through Gordonvale around 6 am on December 8 when he crossed into the opposite lane, colliding with a Mazda BT-50 and Toyota Hilux.

The driver of the Toyota Hilux, a 26-year-old White Rock man, was transported in a critical condition to Cairns Hospital, where he died a short time later.

The 49-year-old man has been charged with one count of dangerous operation of a vehicle causing death and is due to appear before Cairns Magistrates Court on Friday, March 31.

Recent police reports can be read here.

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