Man dies in smash at Burnett Heads
UPDATE 11am: Power supply to 500 households was cut following a fatal car crash at Burnett Heads last night, which claimed the life of a 63-year-old local man.
The power supply was interrupted for about two hours following the smash, in which the man collided with two power poles which split the car clean in half.
The impact of the car snapped a street light pole and another supporting pole near the Mon Repos turn-off on Burnett Heads Rd about 9.30pm.
Power was restored to almost all of the customers by 11pm and Ergon crews returned to the scene this morning to replace the poles and street light.
Bundaberg Police say "excessive speeds" were believed to be a major factor in the coastal smash and investigations are continuing.
BREAKING 9am: A Burnett Heads man is dead after his car slammed into a power pole late last night.
Initial investigations suggest the car collided with the pole shortly before 9.30pm on Burnett Heads Rd.
The 63-year-old man, who was the single occupant of the vehicle, died at the scene.
Burnett Heads Rd was closed for about three hours while emergency services crews worked to clear the scene.
The Forensic Crash Unit is investigating.
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