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Crash fatality takes number to five

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THE DEATH of a 67-year-old Dingo Beach man, on Strathdickie Road, on Sunday, August 20, marks the fifth road fatality in the Whitsundays in a 41-day period.

The Forensic Crash Unit is investigating the fatal crash, which occurred just before 6.30pm, when two cars collided at the intersection with Staniland Drive, in Strathdickie, on Sunday night.

The 67-year-old driver was the sole occupant of one vehicle, and died at the scene.

The driver and sole occupant of the other vehicle, a 43-year-old Riordanvale woman, was transported to the Townsville University Hospital for treatment.

The cause of the crash is under investigation, but police confirm that no charges or arrests have been made, at this time.

Investigators urge any witnesses or anyone with relevant dashcam vision to make contact with police.

This latest tragedy adds to the growing list of people losing their lives in serious traffic incidents in the Whitsunday Region.

On Tuesday, July 11, a 47-year-old Proserpine man, Gavin Hussey, died after his Mitsubishi Lancer collided with a cement truck at the intersection of Shute Harbour Road and Tyree Road, Mount Julian.

Later that night, A 50-year-old Townsville man died after the car he was traveling in collided with a coal train, in Bowen.

Oscar Jensen, a 24-year-old man from Dingo Beach, tragically lost his life after his Toyota Landcruiser rolled up to five times in a serious crash, on Wednesday, July 19.

And on Thursday, August 10, a 74-year-old Proserpine man died at the scene of a two-vehicle crash, in Proserpine.

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