Girl killed, parents injured in horror crash on SE Qld highway

A teenage girl has died and her parents have been seriously injured in a horror three-vehicle crash on the Warrego Highway at Oakey.

It’s understood the family were returning from holidays when tragedy struck around 9.15am.

According to police, a semi-trailer was travelling east along the highway when it collided with a utility travelling in the same direction.


The force of the collision pushed the utility into the path of on-coming traffic, where it crashed into a sedan.

A 17-year-old girl, who was travelling as a passenger in the sedan, was killed instantly.

The young girl’s parents, 48-year-old man and a 44-year-old woman, were both airlifted to hospitals in Brisbane with serious injuries.

The driver of the ute and truck miraculously managed to escape uninjured.

Investigations by the Toowoomba Forensic Crash Unit are underway.

Shanee is a full-time Digital Journalist and Social Media Content Producer. In 2014, Shanee graduated from Griffith University’s Gold Coast Campus with a Bachelor of Communications majoring in Journalism, Public Relations and Marketing. Since joining 1029 Hot Tomato, Shanee has been keeping you up to date with breaking news and everything Gold Coast on myGC. Shanee also writes and photographs for Peony & Page, a personal home, style and travel blog & Instagram alias she founded in 2015.

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