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49-year-old dead in Forest Hill motorcycle crash

LOCKYER Valley husband and father Garry Lee Smith was killed in a motorcycle crash at Forest Hill.

Mr Smith, 49, was on a leisure ride and returning home when he lost control of his Suzuki motorcycle on a sharp left-hand bend on the Old Laidley Forest Hill Rd.

He crashed into a culvert and hit a fence post about 4.30pm Sunday.

Another motorist travelling in the area saw a cloud of dust, returned to investigate and found Mr Smith lying on the side of the road.

He was not breathing and had no pulse when emergency services arrived.

Mr Smith was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Ma Ma Creek man is survived by his wife Tammy and children.

The Forensic Crash Unit is investigating the crash.

It is not yet known what caused Mr Smith to lose control of his motorcycle.

He was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.

Topics:  forensic crash unit, forest hill, lockyer valley



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