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Fatal Crash Blocks Burnett Highway

Filed under Latest News, Police

July 4, 2012

Police are currently at the scene of a serious two-vehicle traffic crash on the Burnett Highway about 10km south of Gayndah.

Initial information suggests that about 2:25pm a male car driver was critically injured after his vehicle collided with a truck.

The highway is currently closed in both directions.

The Forensic Crash Unit is investigating.

UPDATE: 5:30pm

The Burnett Highway 10km south of Gayndah remains closed following a fatal crash in which a man has died and two people have been seriously injured.

Initial information suggests all three were travelling in a car when it collided with a truck about 2:25pm.

The highway is expected to remain closed in both directions for at least another hour.

The two other occupants, a female and a young male, have been taken to hospital.

UPDATE: July 5, 2012

Investigations into yesterday afternoon’s fatal traffic crash south of Gayndah are continuing.

The driver of the car, a 53-year-old South Toowoomba man, died at the scene.

A 14-year-old male passenger was airlifted to the Royal Children’s Hospital with suspected broken ribs. He is currently in a stable condition. A 57-year-old female passenger suffered minor injuries.

The driver of the truck, a 48-year-old man, sustained minor injuries and was transported to Gayndah Hospital for treatment.

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