October 11, 2023

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A man has been charged following at fatal crash in Bowen on July 11.

On Tuesday, July 11, shortly after 9pm, a Toyota Landcruiser and a coal train collided at Peter Delemothe Road near Thurso Road.

A passenger of the Landcruiser, a 50-year-old Townsville man, sustained critical injuries and died at the scene.

The driver of the Landcruiser, a 40-year-old Townsville man, sustained serious injuries and was transported to Bowen Hospital and later airlifted to Mackay Base Hospital.

The two drivers of the coal train were not physically injured.

Police have charged the 40-year-old driver with dangerous operation of a vehicle causing death. He has been issued with a notice to appear in the Townsville Magistrates Court on November 10.

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