Two lives lost and another ruined


On that day, 75km north of Mackay, Mr [David Fliedner], who had driven a truck for more than 20 consecutive hours, fell asleep at the wheel and crashed into the rear of another vehicle, killing British doctors Scott Wilson and Catriona Maher.

Mr Fliedner, who was employed by Harker Transport at the time, was sentenced to three years' jail, suspended after one year, on two counts of dangerous driving causing death.

© The Courier-Mail, Brisbane 18th March 2004.