‘Harrowing scene’: One dead after car ‘ripped in half’ in horror high-speed crash

A YOUNG man in his 2os has been killed after the car he was in was ripped in half in a catastrophic crash on the Sunshine Coast.

The 22-year-old man was sitting shotgun in a vehicle which ploughed into trees at Mitta, northwest of Maleny, last night.

Police said the driver lost control of the vehicle while overtaking a line of cars on Maleny-Kenilworth Road just after 8.30pm.


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The vehicle left the road and crashed into a number of trees at high speed.

The force was so great, the vehicle was ripped in half on impact.

(Source: 7 News)

(Source: 7 News)

Police described it as a “harrowing scene”.

“It’s not one we come across often…the car has subsequently split in two,” police said while speaking to reporters at the scene.

The driver, a 39-year-old man from Nambour, was taken to Sunshine Coast University Hospital with possible spinal injuries.

Investigations into the accident are continuing.

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You can also report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24 hours per day. Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation.

Jaydan is a Digital News Producer at myGC.com.au. He was appointed Managing Editor of the Junee Southern Cross newspaper at the age of 17 and has since held positions in a number of newsrooms in New South Wales and Queensland. Jaydan joined the Hot Tomato Broadcasting Company in 2013 and has been keeping the Gold Coast up to date with the latest local, national and international news online at myGC.com.au ever since. With almost ten years’ experience in both print and digital media Jaydan is committed to providing the best coverage during major news and weather events.

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