Motorist charged over crash which killed two men in Qld

A MAN has been charged over a horror crash which claimed the life of two people in far north Queensland last year.

The fatal accident happened on Davies Creek Road near Mareeba around 6am on July 1.

Police said a ute lost control and left the road before crashing into a tree.


Two men, aged 21 and 28, who police allege were passengers in the vehicle at the time, died at the scene.

A third man was taken to hospital for treatment.

Following ongoing investigations by the Cairns Forensic Crash Unit, a 22-year-old Koah man was issued with a notice to appear in the Cairns Magistrates Court, on a charge of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing death whilst adversely affected by an intoxicating substance.