Four teenagers have been killed after the stolen vehicle they were travelling in crashed in north Queensland.
Emergency crews were called to the corner of Duckworth Street and Bayswater Road at Garbutt in Townsville around 4.30am on Sunday, following reports a car had rolled and hit a traffic light pole.
Upon arrival, two teenage males and two teenage females were tragically found deceased in the wreckage.
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The driver of the vehicle, a 14-year-old Townsville boy, miraculously escaped with minor injuries and has been taken to hospital in a stable condition.
Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has described the crash as “tragic beyond words”.
“This is horrific,” Ms Palaszczuk told reporters at a press conference on Sunday morning.
“Four young people have lost their lives and there are four families that will be grieving.
“It is tragic beyond words.”
Police say shortly before the crash, the vehicle was spotted by officers travelling north on Duckworth Street.
“As per normal protocols, Ethical Standards Command will overview the investigation,” Qld Police said.
The Forensic Crash Unit is on scene with investigations ongoing.