Man charged with murder over horror road rage incident faces court

UPDATE: A New Zealand man charged with murder following a horrifying road rage incident on the Pacific Motorway at Eight Mile Plains yesterday will remain behind bars.

Tamate Henry Heke appeared in the Brisbane Magistrates Court this morning with his case adjourned until January 25.

Police believe the 36-year-old deliberately pushed another driver into the path of oncoming traffic during a heated argument on Tuesday.


Mr Heke was due to fly home to New Zealand for his wedding next week.

UPDATE: A man has been charged with murder following a horrifying road rage incident on the Pacific Motorway on-ramp at Eight Mile Plains yesterday.

Police say that at around 3:15pm the man assaulted another man during a heated argument, causing him to fall onto the road way and into the path of a truck.

A 50-year-old Munruben man was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Police spent the night reviewing dash-cam footage from the truck and have since charged a 36-year-old Yarrabilba man with murder.

He is due to appear in the Brisbane Magistrates Court today, December 2.



EARLIER: A man has died after being hit by a truck in a suspected road rage incident on the Pacific Motorway this afternoon.

Emergency services rushed to the Gateway Motorway on ramp and Pacific Motorway at Eight Mile Plains just after 3.15pm following reports a man had been struck by a vehicle.

The man was declared dead at the scene.

While investigators are still trying to piece together exactly what happened,  there are reports that the man was seen arguing with another man by the side of the highway before being pushed in front of oncoming traffic.

Motorists have been advised to avoid the area with massive delays expected.

The accident comes just a day after two women were killed in a horror truck and car smash just 400m from today’s tragic crash.