Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Crash Victim a Loving Dad, Loyal Airman

Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Crash Victim a Loving Dad, Loyal Airman

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Byline: Tim Braban thechronicle.com.au

Road toll

Preliminary Queensland 2011 road toll a 269

Number of deaths on Darling Downs roads in 2011 a 25

Crashes resulting in multiple fatalities a 31 resulting in 75 fatalities

Darling Downs crashes resulting in multiple fatalities a 4

2010 Queensland road toll a 249

THE man who died when his car crashed on the Warrego Hwy near Gatton early Friday morning has been described as a loving father and devoted airman with the RAAF.

Shane Dryden was only five minutes from his parents' Gatton home when his Toyota Land Cruiser veered off the road at the University of Queensland overpass on the highway.

The father of two, who was staying with his parents, Beven and Lynn Dryden, while on leave, was returning to Gatton after volunteering at a speedway meet in Gympie the night before.

Flight Lieutenant Dryden was a decorated airman who completed three tours of Iraq and was also set to serve in Afghanistan later this year. …

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