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26 February, 2021

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Fatal crash on Peak Downs Highway

A 35-year-old Clermont man has been pronounced dead after a multi-vehicle crash in the early hours of this morning.

By Morgan Burley

A 35-year-old man from Clermont was pronounced dead at the scene after a multi-vehicle crash on Peak Downs Highway this morning. PHOTO: File

POLICE are investigating a fatal traffic crash at Fiery Creek, east of Nebo, early this morning.

Initial investigations indicate that around 1.30am, a grey dual cab utility travelling west on the Peak Downs Highway collided with a truck travelling in the opposite direction.

Emergency services attended the scene and located the driver and sole occupant of the utility, a 35-year-old Clermont man.

The man was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The driver of the truck, a 42-year-old Mirani man, sustained minor injuries.

The road was closed off in both directions for several hours, with motorists told to avoid the area.

Forensic Crash Unit investigations are continuing.

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