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Victim of fatal crash in Newcastle, New South Wales named as Graham Jobs

A cyclist in Australia has been killed after he crashed into a parked lorry during a race.

The fatal crash happened on Sunday morning in Kooragang, a suburb of Newcastle, New South Wales.

Sherrie Prossalentis, president of Hunter Valley Masters Cycling Club named the victim as Graham Job, aged 62.

In a statement posted to the club’s Facebook page, she said that breaking the news of his death was one of the most difficult announcements I have [had] to make.”

She expressed the club’s condolences to his family and friends, and passed on thanks to riders who tried to revive Mr Job.

She added: “It was a distressing scene for all of us today, if anyone requires some assistance with counselling services please let me know.”

Among the tributes paid to Mr Job on Facebook was one from Keith Harris, who said: "I’ve lost a mate .
He was a gentleman with a heart of gold.

"My condolences go out to his family and friends.

"Graham I will always remember you and the good times we shared."

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