Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

{Pub Mates Mourning } {Neighbours Try to Help Crash Victim}; Lovable Larrikin Killed in Crash

Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

{Pub Mates Mourning } {Neighbours Try to Help Crash Victim}; Lovable Larrikin Killed in Crash

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Byline: Melanie Maeseele

PEAK Crossing regulars came together yesterday to mourn a bloke they described as a "lovable larrikin".

The 44-year-old Peak Crossing man died violently when he lost control of his ute and smashed into a tree on Saturday morning at Raceview.

His ute collided with a give-way sign about 5.50am before hitting a tree in the middle of a roundabout at the intersection of South Station Road and Robertson Road.

The dead man's mates spoke to the QT while drinking to his memory at the Peak Crossing pub.

They remembered a friend who "loved to laugh" and "would do anything for anyone".

The crash victim, who was the driver and sole occupant of the smashed ute, died at the scene despite desperate attempts by passers-by and neighbours to revive him.

Nearby resident, 16-year-old Benjamin Sampson, was lying in bed when he heard the horrific smash.

"I was just laying in bed trying to decide if I should get out or not when I heard a car coming down the road really quick. …

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