Man killed in crash near Queenstown named

Paul Gerrard. Photo: Supplied
Paul Gerrard. Photo: Supplied
Police have named the man who died following a crash near Queenstown last week.

He was 38-year-old Paul Gerrard, of Arrow Junction.

Mr Gerrard died at the scene last Thursday evening after the van he was driving collided with a house being carried on the back of a truck, on State Highway 6, near the Crown Range turn-off.

Police said earlier Mr Gerrard was travelling alone in the van, away from Queenstown, while the transporter was coming towards the town.

It was understood he was relocating to a new home when he crashed.

Mr Gerrard was described by his boss as a "hard charger" with a "wicked sense of humour".

"He was a phenomenal [tradesman]. We've lost a really talented individual. We've lost a leader on the team, a comrade and someone I'd consider a friend. It's very tough."

 

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