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Driver who died in Peak Downs Hwy crash named

Queensland Police Service badge on uniform, Monday, July 27, 2015. Photo Kevin Farmer / The Chronicle
Queensland Police Service badge on uniform, Monday, July 27, 2015. Photo Kevin Farmer / The Chronicle Kevin Farmer

UPDATE:

POLICE are continuing to investigate the cause of a crash in which former Moranbah State High School student Adam Cazzola died on Saturday night.   

The 24-year-old was travelling on the Peak Down's Hwy when his sedan collided with a ute, at about 8.50pm, police said.  

Mr Cazzola died at the scene, and the 48-year-old ute driver was taken to Moranbah Hospital with "non-life-threatening injuries".   

EARLIER:

THE Forensic Crash Unit is investigating a two-vehicle fatal traffic crash near Moranbah, west of Mackay last night.

About 8.50pm last night a sedan and ute were involved in the crash on the Peak Downs Highway, about 25km west of Moranbah Access Rd.

The driver and sole occupant of the sedan, a 24-year-old man, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The 48-year-old male driver of the ute was transported to Moranbah Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The highway was closed for several hours while the vehicles were removed.

Investigations into the cause of the crash are ongoing. 

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