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Speed, no seatbelts in fatal Tas crash

AAP logoAAP 26/09/2016 Andrew Drummond

A man killed in a single-vehicle crash in northern Tasmania was not wearing a seatbelt and police believe speed was a factor.

Timothy David Bryan, 36, from Latrobe, was killed on Monday night when he failed to take a corner at Forthside, sending his Holden ute rolling into a nearby paddock, Inspector Adrian Shadbolt said.

"Our indications are the vehicle was going too fast for the corner. It was well sign-posted - there is a 35km/h advisory sign on that corner - and also the preliminary indications are the occupants weren't wearing their seatbelts," he said.

A passenger was taken to hospital with minor injuries.

"This has had a tragic result. The result may have been different if seatbelts had been worn," Insp Shadbolt said.

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