The crash on the Bruce Hwy, just north of Marian-Hampden Rd intersection, that claimed the lives of Richard Waters and a German woman.
The crash on the Bruce Hwy, just north of Marian-Hampden Rd intersection, that claimed the lives of Richard Waters and a German woman. Janessa Ekert

Tributes flowing to mates killed in car crashes

SHOCKED by the tragic loss of young lives, friends have taken to social media to pay tribute and remember.

Englishman Richard Waters and Mackay region teenager Clevelen Camilleri were killed instantly in two fatal traffic crashes that occurred in the Mackay district within 12 hours on Sunday.

Mr Waters, aged in his 20s, was driving a Ford Econovan on the Bruce Hwy when it and a B-double collided at a bend in the road, just north of the Marian-Hampden Rd intersection, about 7.40am.

A German woman, also in her 20s, who was travelling with Mr Waters, also died in the highway crash.

"RIP you beautiful soul! Still can't believe it was you and I don't want to believe it! You are one of the most caring and funny fellas I know!" a friend posted about Mr Waters.

Richard Waters.
Richard Waters.

"I had met you while you were backpacking (Australia). Living your travelling dream and you were just always so happy.

"Didn't know you for that long but it felt like I knew you for a lifetime."

Mr Camilleri, 17, had been travelling 80km north of Clermont when his ute left the Gregory Developmental Rd and rolled about 6.15pm.

"Clevelen! Why does God take the greatest souls? I can't believe this! And I don't want to believe it! I'm so shattered! I can't even describe how I feel right now!

"The fact of only being with you yesterday having the best weekend and now to have a phone call at 6am to hear that you have left us for the Angels.

Clevelen Camilleri.
Clevelen Camilleri. Contributed

"There are so many words that were not said and so many unmade memories... Fly high up there cowboy.

"You're safe now nothing else can hurt you Clevo. Taken so young," wrote one friend.

Some have posted photos of Clevelen on Facebook.

A tribute page named RIP Clevelen Camilleri has been set up in his honour.



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