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Motorbike crash victim a brave, patriotic man

Toowoomba man Ty Ole holds his daughter Alexis. Mr Ole was killed in a motorcycle crash at Morayfield on January 21.
Toowoomba man Ty Ole holds his daughter Alexis. Mr Ole was killed in a motorcycle crash at Morayfield on January 21. Photo Contributed

A TOOWOOMBA father killed in a motorcycle crash has been remembered as a man who stood up for what he believed.

Ty Ole, 26, had been visiting his girlfriend north of Brisbane at Morayfield when he crashed into a power pole about 5.10pm Wednesday.

His close mate Matt Anderson yesterday said he was struggling to come to terms with Mr Ole's sudden death.

Mr Anderson said he had been mates with Mr Ole for about 12 years, attending school together at Downlands College.

"I couldn't really believe it," Mr Anderson said

"It's hard to accept."

He described Mr Ole as "a machine" on the rugby field during his high school years, having played in the school's First XV team.

Mr Ole had been working on a concrete pump truck in the lead up to the end of last year.

"His mum died about two months ago so his family is going through hell at the moment."

Mr Anderson said his friend had a young daughter who lived in New South Wales.

"He was brave and he wouldn't back down from anything.

"He was very patriotic.

"He stood up for everything he believed in."

Police said Mr Ole lost control of his motorcycle before it crashed.

Officers said Mr Ole died at the Maurice Ave scene.

The Forensic Crash Unit is investigating.

Topics:  fatal crash motorbike crash toowoomba


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