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Murder charge after Qld 'road rage' death

A 36-year-old Queensland man has been charged with murder after an apparent road rage incident in which a second man fell and was crushed by a truck at one of the state's busiest highway junctions.

Police allege the man assaulted the victim, a 50-year-old man from Manruben, on the Pacific Motorway on-ramp at Eight Mile Plains on Tuesday afternoon, causing him to fall into the path of the oncoming truck.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police have charged a man with murder following a fatal traffic incident at Eight Mile Plains this afternoon.

Posted by Queensland Police Service on Tuesday, 1 December 2015

The exact circumstances of the incident were not yet clear, police said.

"Police will allege around 3:15pm the man assaulted another man causing him to fall onto the road way and into the path of a truck travelling on the motorway," QPS stated in their media release.

The 36-year-old man from Yarrabilba will appear at Brisbane Magistrates Court today.


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