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.
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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.
Crews respond to a serious crash involving two cars and a B-double truck on the Warrego Highway at Oakey. The highway is closed in both directions. Motorists are being advised to avoid the area.https://t.co/7rXIrUjnFL#7News pic.twitter.com/YjUEmKVmMz
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The driver of the ute and truck miraculously managed to escape uninjured.
Investigations by the Toowoomba Forensic Crash Unit are underway.
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