Young boy killed in horror crash west of Brisbane

A seven-year-old boy has died after a crash involving two trucks near Toowoomba.

The two trucks collided head-on on the Gore Highway at Pampas around 5pm on Thursday as one of the trucks attempted to turn off the highway.

The boy, who was a passenger in one of the truck suffered critical injuries and died at the scene.


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The two male drivers of the trucks were taken to hospital, one of them in a critical condition.

One of the trucks then burst into flames, destroying the vehicle.

The Forensic Crash Unit is investigating and Police are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed the accident or who may have dash-cam footage to contact them.

The boy’s death takes Queensland’s holiday road toll to three following the death of two elderly pedestrians who were hit and killed after leaving a church service in Townsville on Christmas Eve.

If you have information for Police, please contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using their online form 24 hours per day.

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.

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