How did Stephen Douglas die? Fatal speedway crash in Daylesford and cause of death explained

Stephen Douglas
Stephen Douglas

A ‘lovable larrikin’ racing driver, Stephen Douglas was killed in a horrific speedway incident. Let’s see, how did Stephen Douglas die and his cause of death in detail.

How did Stephen Douglas die?

Stephen Douglas, 48, died around 7.30 p.m. on Saturday while partaking in the annual Chivers Memorial Race at Daylesford’s Speedway in the state’s northwest.

After colliding with another driver during a race at Daylesford Speedway in northwest Victoria, 48-year-old Stephen Douglas passed away.

A Drouin Speedway spokesperson stated Douglas “was not only a husband, father, grandfather, he was a mate to many, an advisor, and a great bloke that would help anybody”.

“The Speedway community will sadly miss Dougo and we would like to pass on our condolences to Sandra and the rest of Dougo’s family and friends,” the committee said.

Daylesford crash explained:

Douglas died in a crash that happened at the Daylesford Speedway in Victoria. Hundreds of stunned onlookers reportedly watched as Mr. Douglas’ car crashed into a fence, flipped, and was then struck while upside down by two other drivers, according to online sources.

Onlookers described the crash as “surreal”. Drouin Speedway announced on Sunday, that the Open Standards race on Saturday, February 18th, will be dedicated to Mr. Douglas.

The crash is still under investigation by Victoria Police, who will also produce a report for the coroner.

Who was Stephen Douglas?

Douglas, a Poowong resident and volunteer for the CFA known to friends and family only as “Dougo,” started racing in 1994, nearly 30 years ago.

Mr. Douglas, who worked in the farm sector, was a skilled driver with about ten years of competitive racing experience. He also volunteered at Nyora Raceway.

He also participated in Drouin Speedway and volunteered with the Country Fire Authority in his hometown of Poowong, which is 116 kilometers southeast of Melbourne.

Dean Thompson, a friend, described Mr. Douglas, who was affectionately referred to as Dougo, as a “lovely larrikin” and the “quintessential Australian bloke.”

‘A bonds singlet, a beer, a laugh, and that Mo that made him look like the Solo man, from that ad,’ he said.

Lovely larrikin who would help anybody else before himself. ‘I’m going to miss laughing with Dougo every time we crossed paths.

Stephen Doughlas cause of death:

Stephen Doughlas cause of death was an accident. He died from a fatal crash at the Daylesford Speedway on Saturday night. After being evacuated to The Alfred Hospital with serious injuries, Douglas passed away.

Social media has been flooded with tributes to Douglas. He was remembered as a “great bloke” who would lend a hand to anyone.

Mr. Douglas is survived by his wife Sandra, his children, and his Grand children.

Tributes to Stephen Douglas:

Drouin Speedway Inc. posted,

Today is a sad day for all of Speedway as we have all lost a fellow driver from a racing incident, Stephen Douglas known as “Dougo” is a Drouin Speedway member, who was not only a husband, father, grandfather, he was a mate, an advisor/mentor to many people, and a great bloke that would help anybody or speedway club, he willed be missed by so many.
Drouin Speedway sends their condolences to Sandra and all of her family and that you are all in our thoughts.
#44 RIP DOUGO you will be missed.

Stig Sebbesen posted,

I’ve got very sad news from Down Under today. My dear friend Stephen Douglas, who I will call “my brother from another mother”, has been in an speedway accident, and has passed away last night . Stephen was always funny, and there for me, as a good friend. It is so sad, and all my thoughts, hugs and condolences, goes to the family Down Under, trough these tough times . R. I.P Dougo – you will always be in my and memories.

Kelvin Sanders commented,

RIP mate, condolences to his family and friends.

Hardie Motorsports posted,

The team are in shock with the news that Stephen Douglas passed away after an accident at Daylesford speedway yesterday.

Dougo you were such an amazing guy and when Sebastian had his accident you were the first one to talk to him and make sure he was ok. Even making a joke with him… You will be sorely missed mate.

Our thoughts are with Sandra and Dougos family at this time. Forever #44

Shane Ardley commented,

Thanks ssv dougo is a great bloke and will be missed.

Barwise Racing posted,

It is with great sadness to say the speedway community has lost one of their own.
RIP Stephen Douglas Dougo. Condolences to his family and friends


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