Heartbreak as a son finds his father's body dead in his car at the bottom of a trench three days after he disappeared
- Andrew Simpson, 47, died in a car accident while driving to Cairns to visit his children
- His body was found by his son, Aaron, after he was missing for three days
- Father of six is remembered as a & # 39; loving father & # 39; with the & # 39; dearest heart & # 39;
A father who was missing for three days was found dead in his car at the bottom of a trench.
Andrew Simpson, 47, died Sunday in a car accident south of the Byrestown Range resting area near Lakeland in the far north of Queensland.
Mr. Simpson's body was discovered in his car by his son Aaron, who went looking for his father.
He is remembered as a & # 39; loving father & # 39; who & # 39; the sweetest heart & # 39; had.
Simpson is survived by his three children.
Andrew Simpson, 47, (pictured with his ex-girlfriend Julie Patterson) died on Sunday in a car accident south of the Byrestown Range resting place near Lakeland in the far north of Queensland
Mr. Simpson is remembered as a & # 39; loving father who has the sweetest heart & # 39;
Mr. Simpson & ex 39; s former girlfriend Julie Patterson confirmed his death on Facebook.
& # 39; It is with deep sadness and regret that today the tragic death of Andrew & # 39; & # 39; Simmo & # 39; & # 39; Simpson is confirmed, & # 39; she wrote.
& # 39; Thank you to everyone who has provided information. & # 39;
Mrs. Patterson & # 39; s 20-year-old best friend, Melissa Lampard, told Daily Mail Australia that Mr. Simpson lived in Cooktown and traveled to Cairns to visit his children.
He planned to go to Cairns for Christmas to be with his children.
On Thursday, Patterson asked for information on Facebook after being missing for three days.
He drove a golden Ford Falcon with the registration number 385XAP.
But Mrs. Lampard, 30, said the family had no idea how the accident happened.
& # 39; It is with deep sadness and regret that today the tragic death of Andrew & # 39; & # 39; Simmo & # 39; & # 39; Simpson is confirmed, & # 39; said Mrs. Patterson (photo)
Mr. Simpson drove a golden Ford Falcon (photo) with the registration number 385XAP, which was found in a trench with a body in it
& # 39; At this stage we are still speculating about what happened & # 39 ;, she said.
& # 39; She (Mrs. Patterson) is currently not dealing with it, as you can imagine. It is a big shock to us all. & # 39;
Mr. Simpson's body was discovered after a driver saw the destroyed car and reported it to the police.
Aaron recognized the license plate and the model after the police released a request for information and realized that the car was his father's.
He hurried to the stage, where he found Mr. Simpsons' body.
& # 39; He was the nicest person. Not a bad bone in his body. A respectful man. He loved all his children, & Mrs. Lampard said.
Mrs. Patterson was in Ayr, about seven hours and 45 minutes from Lakeland, when she heard about the news.
The family has no idea how Mr. Simpson (photo) got involved in the accident
A GoFundMe page was set up by Marilyn Burke to help Mrs. Patterson and her family come from Ayr to Cooktown and to increase funeral expenses.
A little over $ 1,200 has been raised from the $ 5,000 target.
The Queensland police said: & # 39; investigations are running through & # 39 ;.
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