Two charged with murder for Qld road death

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Two men have been charged with the murder of Jakob Opacic, the brother of NRL player Tom Opacic on the Gold Coast.

The 28-year-old came off his motorcycle and died on the Nerang Murwillumbah Road at Natural Bridge on Friday morning.

Police say he was involved in a verbal argument with two other men on the same road, outside the Numinbah Correctional Centre, not long beforehand and on Sunday said they'd impounded a vehicle at Laidley, west of Brisbane.

Nine News has reported that Mr Opacic, whose brother Tom plays for the Parramatta Eels, had been at the jail visiting a woman on the day of her release. Police have not confirmed that.

A 29-year-old man surrendered to police at Laidley about 2am on Saturday. The impounded vehicle was found in that area and is undergoing a forensic examination.

A second man, 28, was arrested on the Sunshine Coast on Saturday afternoon.

Both have now been charged with murder.

"Police will allege the two men were in a vehicle when, for circumstances still under investigation, a 28-year-old motorcyclist from Bracalba crashed around 10.10am. He sustained life-threatening injuries and died at the scene," police said in a statement late on Sunday.

Investigations continue.

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