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Tributes flow for dad killed on bridge near Aldershot

A YOUNG family is without a father and a truck driver heavily traumatised after a crash which claimed the life of Maryborough timber worker Troy Schuback.

The 34-year-old was walking along Saltwater Creek Bridge on the Bruce Hwy when he was struck by a truck and killed instantly about 8.40pm Friday.

The highway was closed in both directions for several hours as the horror scene was cleared.

Troy Schuback.
Troy Schuback. Contributed

Describing his nephew's death as "a real freak accident" Mr Schuback, who in cruel irony turned 68 on Sunday and should have been celebrating, said the family had the difficult task of accepting "there is nothing that can be done about it".

"This is one of those things that happen, when you can't explain it but it's no one's fault," Mr Schuback said

"It's the greatest concern for a truck driver, to have something like this happen and when it does, it never leaves you."

Troy lived in Maryborough with his partner Candice and their young children.

He was the only son of Diane Schuback and brother to Leesa and Karen.

Mr Schuback said the whole family was grieving deeply for "Di" who posted on Facebook: "I love you so much, mummy will meet you again some day, so save me a spot, so lost."

"He was very good to his mother," Mr Schuback said.

"He was a hard worker and handyman...every time something needed fixing he was there to help."

Tributes also flowed from Troy's colleagues at Hyne Timber's Tuan Mill where he had worked for many years.

Manufacturing manager Chris Skeels-Piggins said last night: "Our deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Troy following his sudden passing. He will be sorely missed. Rest in peace Troy."

Investigations into the cause of the tragedy are continuing.

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