Teenage fatal crash driver had been disqualified

HE SHOULDN'T have been behind the wheel.

A Gracemere teen who died in a single-vehicle crash on Emu Park Rd on the weekend had been disqualified from driving for 14 months.

In September, Rockhampton Magistrate Michael O'Driscoll disqualified Revel Ezzy, 19, after the teenager pleaded guilty to driving with a blood alcohol level of 0.212.

"You were a danger to yourself and other road users... don't let it happen again," Mr O'Driscoll warned him in court.

Mr Ezzy died when the Ford sedan he was driving crashed on Emu Park Rd at 4.30am on Saturday.

Initial reports indicated the teen failed to negotiate a bend and rolled down a steep embankment, coming to a stop near St Christopher Chapel Rd.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

This fatality is one of many the region has seen this year, with eight people losing their lives on Central Queensland's roads.

Three young drivers aged under 21 have died in Central Queensland in just over a month.

Meanwhile, a 37-year-old man is in a serious condition in Rockhampton Hospital after crashing his car on Emu Park Rd on Sunday morning.

Police believe alcohol may have been a factor in that crash and are investigating.

Acting Sergeant Dale Saville told The Morning Bulletin that every road user relied on their fellow motorists to do the right thing.

"We all have family and friends that are road users," Act Sgt Saville said.



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