Truckie involved in fatal crash

A SOUTH Lismore man was involved in a triple-fatal car accident on the M1 motorway at Beenleigh in the early hours of Saturday morning.

The 32-year-old man was driving a semi-trailer which ploughed into the back of a Bedford van on the motorway at about 2.45am.

Reports indicate the van was experiencing mechanical difficulty and was attempting to pull over to the side of the road when it was struck from behind by the truck. Both vehicles were travelling north along the motorway.

A spokesperson for Alstonville-based company Flynn Transport confirmed the South Lismore man is a part-time truck driver for the firm, but was unwilling to comment further on the circumstances of the accident.

Two men, who were members of the rock band Flannelette, and a female friend were killed in the accident.

The South Lismore man received minor injuries and was treated following the accident at the Logan Hospital.

The male victims were identified as Mick Fisher and Tyler Gunn, who both lived in the Brisbane suburb of Camp Hill. The deceased female had not been named, but police reported she was a 34-year-old woman from Browns Plains.

Flannelette had played in a band competition at the Beenleigh Tavern on Friday night and were believed to be on their way home when the accident occurred. Queensland Police said no charges had been laid in relation to the accident.



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