Police update: Fatal traffic crash, Palmview

A man has been charged following a crash on the Bruce Highway at Palmview last year that claimed the life of a 17-year-old boy.

The boy exited his vehicle around 8.10pm on August 30 after colliding with a guard rail and waited for assistance in the emergency stopping lane.

A short time another vehicle, also heading northbound, struck the boy.

He was pronounced deceased at the scene and the driver of the second vehicle was transported to the Sunshine Coast University Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Forensic Crash Unit investigators have since issued the alleged driver of the second vehicle, a 22-year-old Parkwood man, with at Notice To Appear (NTA) on one count each driving while relevant drug is present in blood or saliva and keeping to the left on a multi-lane road.

He is due to appear in Maroochydore Magistrates Court on February 28.

The original media release can be found below –

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