Roadworker dead after alleged hit-and-run incident near Mackay
Police allege the death of a 35-year-old roadworker near Mackay in North Queensland was a hit and run, with an arrest having now been made over the incident.
A Mackay man working traffic control on the Ron Camm Bridge was killed, and the northbound lanes of the Bruce Highway closed, after the early-morning tragedy when the worker was struck by a vehicle at about 4am.
Bystanders called triple-0 and rendered first aid to the man; however, he had suffered severe injuries and died at the scene.
Police said the vehicle involved in the incident was believed to be a stolen grey Toyota RAV4.
Officers said a vehicle matching that description – and with damage consistent with the incident – was later found at Petrie St in South Mackay.
A 28-year-old man was arrested in Mackay on Tuesday but after lunchtime on Tuesday was yet to be charged with a crime.
The traffic controller was a local man whose family also lived locally.
Originally published as Roadworker dead after alleged hit-and-run incident near Mackay
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