Charges – Fatal hit and run in Weipa, QLD

A man has been charged following investigations into an alleged fatal hit and run crash in Weipa last weekend, Queensland Police say.

It will be alleged around 3am on Saturday June 9, the 20-year-old man was struck by a vehicle on Northern Avenue, near the intersection with Annandi Avenue. The man sustained fatal injuries and died at the scene.

A 25-year-old Rocky Point man was given a Notice to Appear on one count each of driving without due care, fail to remain at an incident, particular licence holder drove motor vehicle between 11pm and 5am without certificate of exemption and driving a vehicle whilst under the influence of liquor or a drug.

He is expected to appear in the Weipa Magistrates Court on July 17.

The Forensic Crash Unit, Scenes of Crime officers and detectives have thanked members of the community for their assistance.

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