Police lay charges over Toowoomba teen’s death
POLICE have laid charges over the death of Meringandan teenager Mac Allen.
The 16-year-old fell from the tray of a ute just after midnight on Sunday, January 12, at the Bowenville Reserve, east of Oakey.
He suffered serious head injuries in the fall, and later died in hospital.
A Queensland Police Service spokesman said a 20-year-old Clinton man had been charged over the incident.
The man was charged with unlicensed driving, drink driving (over the no alcohol but not over the general limit) and dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing death or grievous bodily harm.
The man is due to appear in the Toowoomba Magistrates Court on September 1.
A celebration of Mac's life was held at the Highfields Cultural Centre on January 23.
Earlier that week, the Toowoomba skateboarding community came together to farewell their friend, who they remembered as having a "pure heart" and a "contagious smile".
Highfields residents also paid tribute to Mac at a sunset event on January 14.