December 27, 2017

A 24-year-old Kingaroy man will face multiple charges after a Yarraman woman was found dead on the New England Highway on Christmas evening.

The 51-year-old woman’s body was found about 11:40pm on December 25 near the intersection with Tarong-Yarraman Road.

Police will allege the Kingaroy man was driving a stolen vehicle towards Yarraman when he struck the woman, who was apparently sitting on the road.

It will be further alleged the driver attempted to flee the scene before crashing in a nearby paddock.

He was arrested at Maidenwell on Tuesday afternoon.

The man appeared in Hervey Bay Magistrates Court via videolink on Wednesday morning to face charges of unlawful use of a motor vehicle, and failing to remain at the scene of a crash to render assistance.

He was remanded in custody to appear in Kingaroy Magistrates Court on January 15.

Investigators are continuing to appeal for anyone who was travelling on the New England Highway between 11:00pm and 12:30am on December 25 to contact police.

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