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15 July, 2020

Police appealing for witnesses to fatal crash

Police investigating a fatal traffic incident on the weekend are appealing for witnesses.

By Phil Brandel

Police investigating a fatal traffic incident on the weekend are appealing for witnesses.

Anyone who may have seen a red Honda ATV side-by-side with a dog in the back tray on Quaids Road on Saturday, July 11 is asked to contact police.

Police allege that the ATV left Julatten around 11am and drove down Black Mountain Road, along Quaids Road and Hodzaic Road and the surrounding tracks.

A 21-year-old Julatten man died and two other people were transported to the Mareeba Hospital with minor injuries after the ATV left the road and hit a large rock.

Quaids Road is a private bitumen sealed road that has public access and starts opposite the Big Mitchell Creek Reserve.

Anyone who may have seen the ATV and the three occupants or who may have video footage is urged to contact Mareeba Police on 4030 3300 and quote QP2001438145.

Investigations are continuing.

If you have information for police, contact Policelink by providing information using the online suspicious activity form 24hrs per day at www.police.qld.gov.au/reporting.

You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers, a registered charity and community volunteer organisation, via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24hrs per day.

Quote this reference number: QP2001438145 within the online suspicious activity form.


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