Toddler hit and killed by ute on rural Qld property

A two-year-old boy has tragically died after being hit by a utility on a property near Mackay in Queensland.

It’s understood the toddler was near the rear of a house on Head Menkins Road in Septimus when he was struck by the vehicle early Friday morning.

First aid was immediately administered to the child, however despite desperate attempts to save him, he died a short time later.


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The Forensic Crash Unit is investigating.

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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