Coroner to probe Warrego fatality
A CORONIAL inquest will be held into the hit-and-run death of a Chinese tourist killed while riding a bicycle in the Lockyer Valley.
The body of Shui Ki Chan, 25, was found by another cyclist beside the Warrego Hwy at College View about 10am on August 23, 2012.
He had lain in a roadside drain overnight after being struck while riding home from work at a nearby Warrego Hwy McDonalds restaurant about 7.30pm on August 22.
Officers from Gatton Criminal Investigation Branch have this week been issuing subpoenas to between 10 and 20 people.
They will be required to appear at the inquiry.
A spokesman for the Office of the State Coroner said the exact issues to be determined had not yet been finalised.
"But as in all inquests the aim is to determine the findings (including) identity of the deceased, how the person died, when the person died, where he died and the cause of death and to make any recommendations or comments to prevent deaths from happening in similar circumstances," the spokesman said.
A pre-inquest conference into the death of Mr Chan is listed for February 10 next year in Brisbane Magistrates Court.
The inquest is expected to be held in March.
Darling Downs district officer Detective Acting Inspector Paul Hart said police had been actively investigating the incident since it occurred, keeping the Office of the State Coroner appraised of the progress throughout.
"The fact the Coroner now wants to formally review the matter is a positive step, because it means witnesses can be more thoroughly examined," Det. Act. Insp. Hart said.
"A number of witnesses will be called to provide evidence and hopefully the information gained through this process will be beneficial in drawing the matter closer to a conclusion."
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