QLD driver is accused of killing Russell Klein in Millmerran on Christmas Day

QLD driver is accused of killing Russell Klein in Millmerran on Christmas Day

A town is in sorrow over the death of a local rugby league legend on Christmas Day, allegedly due to a car crashing into his home.

Mr Klein was known for being heavily involved in local Rugby League. He played football for numerous clubs
Russell Klein, 55, was outside his home in Millmerran, Queensland’s Toowoomba region, at approximately 9:30 p.m. when he was allegedly struck by a driver who drove into the property.

The paramedics were dispatched to his residence and attempted to treat his life-threatening injuries, but he tragically died at the site.

Russell Klein (pictured), 55, passed away on Christmas day at his home in Millmerran, Toowoomba, Queensland.

The Queensland Police allege that the vehicle’s 30-year-old driver fled the scene on foot after the collision.He rejoined the Pittsworth Danes and played football alongside his sons in 2018

A man was discovered shortly thereafter at a nearby residence and is currently assisting police with their investigations.

Neighbors told The Chronicle that they heard two people arguing, a loud crash, and a call for assistance.

Maureen Saunders, a neighbor, reported she heard a great deal of “yelling and arguing” and stepped outside after hearing the loud noise.

She rushed to Mr. Klein’s residence, where she discovered the father half entrapped beneath his home.He rejoined the Pittsworth Danes and played football alongside his sons in 2018

She attempted to get him out with the assistance of another local as a third local contacted 911.He was killed when a motorist allegedly ploughed their car into his home at around 9:35pm

At approximately 9:30 p.m., a vehicle allegedly crashed into his house and murdered him.

Mr. Klein was well-known for his involvement in local Rugby League. He played soccer for multiple clubs.

Ms. Saunders told the publication, “He was such a kind and generous person; he would give you the clothes off his back.”

I usually send him a Mitre 10 gift card for Christmas as a thank you for maintaining my nature strip, but I was unable to do so this year.

Mr. Klein was well-known around the Toowoomba area for his extensive involvement in Rugby League.

During his league career, he played for the Pittsworth Danes, the Millmerran Rams, and the Inglewood Roosters.

In 2018, he rejoined the Pittsworth Danes and played football with his boys.

In 2018, he rejoined the Pittsworth Danes and played football with his boys.

How many men have the opportunity to play football with their two sons? It is the greatest option,” he told Queensland Rugby League.

Detectives and the Forensic Crash Unit are examining Mr. Klein’s cause of death

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