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Helensburgh man released pending further inquiries into hit and run

POLICE closed a Waterfall road for a short time this morning as investigations continue into a fatal crash last week.

About 3pm on Wednesday police attended Mckell Avenue in the Royal National Park following reports a motorcyclist had crashed.

Paul Snepvangers, 58, was found lying on the road next to his bike suffering fatal injuries. About 12.45pm yesterday, police executed a search warrant at an address on the Princes Highway, Helensburgh.

Police seized a Hino flatbed truck police suspect of being involved. A 52-year-old man was taken to Sutherland Police Station where he assisted police with inquiries. He was released pending further inquiries.

About 8am today police closed Mckell Avenue for a short period of time for further examination of the crash scene.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Metropolitan Crash Investigation Unit or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

About Mick Roberts

A Sydney journalist, writer and historian, Mick Roberts specialises in Australian cultural history, particularly associated with the Australian hotel and liquor industry. Mick has had an interest in revealing the colourful story of pubs, inns and associated industries in Australia for over 30 years. He is currently working on a comprehensive history of the hotel and liquor industry in the Illawarra region of NSW. Besides writing a number of history books, Mick has owned and managed several community newspapers. He was one time editor of the Wollongong Northern News, The Bulli Times, The Northern Times, The Northern Leader and The Local - all located in the Wollongong region. As a journalist he has worked for Rural Press, Cumberland (News Limited), Sydney based, City News, and Torch Publications based in Canterbury Bankstown, NSW. He currently calls the inner-Sydney suburb of Surry Hills home.


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