TRAGIC: Toogoolawah feedlot owner Don Coleman is being remembered as a strong member of the community after he tragically lost his life on the Brisbane Valley Highway last week.
TRAGIC: Toogoolawah feedlot owner Don Coleman is being remembered as a strong member of the community after he tragically lost his life on the Brisbane Valley Highway last week. Ian Langton

Truckie was a great member of the community

THE truck driver killed in a fiery crash in the Somerset region last week is being remembered as a "gentleman" and a "wonderful man".

Don Coleman was tragically killed in a truck roll-over on the Brisbane Valley Highway near Yimbun last Monday.

A statement released by his family said Mr Coleman was a "well-known and respected local identity".

Mr Coleman was the owner of the Toogoolawah Feedlot and had been in the feedlotting business since the early 1980's and his family in the Brisbane Valley area since 1842.

He regularly sponsored events at the Toogoolawah Golf Club, and the family statement said he was a community man.

He also sponsored and supported the local Shows at Toogoolawah and Esk, the local Clay Target Club and Pistol Club, as well as Toogoolawah State High School.

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