Sunday 13 March 2011

70-year-old killed near Koah

An elderly man, driving on the Kennedy Highway between Davies Creek and Koah late yesterday, swerved off the road, and collided with trees.

Passerby tried to assist the man and woman trapped in the vehicle, however the man died at the scene. The woman sustained minor injuries and was transported to the Cairns Based Hospital.

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Former Grateful Dead soundman and famous LSD chemist Owsley 'Bear' Stanley dies in car crash

A 76-YEAR-OLD man who was killed when his car ran off the road in far north Queensland was reportedly Owsley `Bear’ Stanley, a 1960s counter-revolutionary and the first man to produce LSD en masse.

Stanley’s car ran off the road on the Kennedy Highway between Davies Ck and Koah on Saturday.

He was also an accomplished sound engineer and the long-time soundman and financier for psychedelic rock band the Grateful Dead.

Former Rolling Stones and Grateful Dead tour manager Sam Cutler, who lives in Brisbane, released a statement on behalf of Stanley’s family confirming his death.

Stanley became an Australian citizen in 1996 and lived on the Atherton Tablelands, where he worked as an artist.

Stanley helped lay the foundation for the psychedelic era and produced LSD at his labs in San Francisco.

He is survived by his wife Sheila, two sons and two daughters.