East Timor National dies after car crash at Exton

A Timorese national has died following a car crash on a farm at Exton near Deloraine in Tasmania’s north overnight. The 25 year old man from Timore Leste had been driving a Volvo sedan along a gravel farm road overnight when he failed to negotiate a right-hand corner. The vehicle rolled down an embankment and unfortunately the man died instantly due to the injuries he sustained.

Police and paramedics were called to the farm approximately 6am this morning after a worker on the farm discovered the crashed car.

The man was in Tasmania on a working visa and was employed on the farm, however, was not working at the time of the crash.

Early indications are that the man was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash.

Acting Sergeant Chris Rockliff of Westbury would like to remind all drivers and passengers to ensure they wear their seatbelts correctly, or helmets if riding motorbikes, whether on public roads or private land. The wearing of seatbelts in motor vehicles and the wearing of helmets on motorcycles, including all terrain vehicles, greatly increases your chance of survival if you are involved in a crash.

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