Roadworker dead after alleged hit-and-run incident near Mackay

Alex DruceNCA NewsWire
The alleged hit-and-run incident is believed to have occurred on the Ron Camm Bridge.
Camera IconThe alleged hit-and-run incident is believed to have occurred on the Ron Camm Bridge. Credit: Supplied

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.

The alleged hit and run incident is believed to have occurred on the Ron Camm Bridge.
Camera IconThe alleged hit-and-run incident is believed to have occurred on the Ron Camm Bridge. Credit: Supplied
The northbound lanes of the Bruce Highway on Ron Camm Bridge in North Mackay were closed. Lillian Watkins
Camera IconThe northbound lanes of the Bruce Highway on Ron Camm Bridge in North Mackay were closed. Lillian Watkins Credit: News Regional Media
Police at the scene of a suspected hit and run on Ron Camm bridge in North Mackay. Lillian Watkins
Camera IconPolice at the scene of a suspected hit and run on Ron Camm bridge in North Mackay. Lillian Watkins Credit: News Regional Media

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.

Police seize a vehicle from a Petrie St unit complex in East Mackay. Janessa Ekert
Camera IconPolice seize a vehicle from a Petrie St unit complex in East Mackay. Janessa Ekert Credit: News Regional Media

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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