Mates mourns loss of Kingaroy son Adam Hatch
KINGAROY'S Adam Hatch was a son, a brother, a friend and a true Aussie larrikin whose life has been cut tragically short.
At 9.20pm on Saturday night, five police cars, an ambulance and two fire trucks arrived on the scene of a single-vehicle accident at Memerambi.
Adam, 23, was driving on Saturday night when his vehicle left the road. He died at the scene.
While his family grieves, Adam's larger than life personality is a legacy that will live on at his home, and in the community.
The popular young man was known as everyone's red-headed best mate, a keen fisherman who played golf and a caring big brother.
"He was always happy to listen and dish out advice even if I didn't want to hear it. I will miss his kind heart, his jokes and our crazy antics. I wish I could have just one more hug," sister Letitia Commerford said.
But it was his cooking brother Corey Hatch will never forget.
"He could always cook a mean marshmallow; black, burnt and covered in charcoal," Corey said.
Hundreds of friends have posted messages of condolence on Adam's Facebook page since learning of his death.
Adam's dad, Warren Hatch, said his son valued his friends and the more he made, the more each friendship meant to him even if he wasn't always the most empathetic.
"As a Dad I am so very proud of you my mate. I don't regret diving in to save your $30 fishing rod while my $100 rod slowly sank to the bottom while you watched and laughed about it," Mr Hatch said.
"He will forever be my little man with the big smile, laugh and amazing personality," his mum Tracey Hatch said.
"I will miss waking him up, cooking and washing for him as he tried really hard to do these things badly.
"I will miss you mate, but you truly knew how much we loved you, for that I am thankful. Xoxo."