Man killed in horror crash while trying to overtake vehicle

A MOTORCYCLIST has been killed in a horror crash while trying to overtake a vehicle in Central Queensland.

It happened on the Dawson Highway at Gladstone about 6.45am on Thursday.

Police have confirmed a 44-year-old man from Brisbane was killed in the accident.


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It’s understood the man was attempting to overtake a vehicle when his motorcycle left the road near Police Creek and smashed through a guard rail.

Sadly, the Brisbane man’s injuries were too severe and he could not be saved.

Police confirmed the the 44-year-old rider was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The Forensic Crash Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the crash.

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