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Truckie charged over crash that killed nurse and patient


A truck driver will face court over the deaths of a nurse and patient who were killed when his truck rear-ended an ambulance in central Queensland.

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The ambulance had been waiting at a red light at roadworks on the Capricornia Highway at Stanwell in central Queensland about midday on October 14 when it was rear-ended and pushed off the road by a truck before rolling.

A patient, 87, and nurse Ray Wyeth, 65, died at the scene, while the ambulance driver, an operational services officer and another patient were taken to hospital in a stable condition.

The truck driver, 41, was also taken to hospital in a serious condition.

Rockhampton forensic crash unit detectives have charged the man with two counts of dangerous operation of motor vehicle causing deaths.

He is due to face the Rockhampton Magistrates Court on Wednesday.

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