25 January, 2021
Two deaths rock the Tablelands
Last week the Atherton and Mareeba communities were rocked by two separate deaths on Far North Queensland Roads
Last week the Atherton and Mareeba communities were rocked
by two separate deaths.
On Friday, January 15 Peeramon farmer Gavin Doull died after a tractor accident at his Anderson Road property.
Mr Doull was a former Queensland Dairy Farmers’ Organisation councillor and was also involved with Atherton Tablelands Landcare.
James Geraghty is the North Queensland representative for Dairy Farmers and said that Mr Doull was a deep thinker and had very considered opinions.
“He was always leading at the front of the pack for the betterment of the industry,” he said.
“Gavin was committed to the industry and represented the industry on a number of committees.”
Mr Doull is survived by wife Jeanine and his children Jason, Brett, Helen.
It’s believed that Mr Doull was located by his son on his property after the tractor he was driving, rolled.
The accident is being investigated by both the police Forensic Crash Unit and Work Health and Safety Queensland.
The second accident happened at around 3pm on Monday, January 18 when Mareeba residents were shocked to learn that a motorcyclist had been killed after colliding with a truck.
33-year-old Millstream man Jeffrey Jack Hansen, 33, died as a result of injuries sustained in the collision with the truck on the corner of Basalt St and Kennedy St in Mareeba about 2.50pm.
Mr Hansen was transported to the Mareeba Hospital where he pronounced deceased.
A Tablelands police spokesperson said early investigations suggested the truck was travelling west on Basalt St and the motorbike was turning from Kennedy St.
The truck driver was assessed by paramedics and treated for shock, but did not suffer any physical injuries.
The Forensic Crash Unit is currently investigating the crash.