Inquest into cyclist's death hears final witness

A CORONIAL inquest into the death of a cyclist who died on the Warrego Hwy has heard from its final witness.

Brisbane Coroners Court is investigating the death of Chinese national Shui Ki Chan who was cycling on the highway when he was struck by a car. He was left in a ditch beside the road and died overnight of hypothermia.

The inquest has heard Gatton woman Joanne Marie McCauley bragged about running Mr Chan over.

Ms McCauley has repeatedly told the court she only said that when a man she believed was a child rapist was listening in order to scare him off.

But last week Ms McCauley's former housemate Jesse Colin Carloss told the inquest he had offered to "take care of" the man if Ms McCauley wanted him gone.

He said she turned down the offer.

Witness John Urquhart told the court Ms McCauley had described running Mr Chan down like she was "stepping on an ant".

Mr Urquhart said he had nothing to do with the man Ms McCauley believed was a sex offender and said he was not nearby when she told him the story.

On Tuesday the court heard from its final witness.

The court will hear closing submissions from lawyers at a future date.


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