Townsville man charged over fatal crash in Bowen

October 12, 2023 9:16 am in by

A Townsville man has been charged over a fatal traffic crash between a Toyota Landcruiser and a coal train in Bowen.

The collision happened on July 11, at Peter Delemothe Road near Thurso Road.

A passenger of the Landcruiser, a 50-year-old Townsville man, sustained critical injuries and died at the scene.

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The 40-year-old driver of the Landcruiser, was seriously injured and transported to Bowen Hospital before being airlifted to Mackay Hospital.

The two drivers of the coal train were not physically injured.

Police have charged the 40-year-old driver with dangerous operation of a vehicle causing death.

He has been issued with a notice to appear in the Townsville Magistrates Court on November 10.