Police are responding to fatal crash, Townsville 6 February

An early morning traffic crash in Townsville has claimed the life of a 23-year-old man.

Preliminary information indicates a white VW Golf was travelling outbound on the Ring Road at around 00:45am when it left the roadway, crashing through a fence before coming to a rest in bushland / drainway area.

The two occupants of the vehicle were trapped for a period of time.

The 23-year-old Bushland Beach man, a passenger in a vehicle, was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The driver, a 25-year-old Nome man, was transported to Townsville Hospital in a serious condition. Investigators from the Forensic Crash Unit are appealing for witnesses, or anyone with relevant dash cam footage, to contact them.

If you have information for police, contact Policelink by providing information using the online suspicious activity form 24hrs per day at www.police.qld.gov.au/reporting or call 131 444.

Report crime information anonymously via Crime Stoppers. Call 1800 333 000 or report online at www.crimestoppersqld.com.au.

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