Tourist killed in two car crash outside Australia Zoo

A MAN has been killed in a nasty two-vehicle crash outside Australia Zoo, in the Sunshine Coast hinterland.

Police said a van was turning into Australia Zoo on Steve Irwin Way around 10.25am when it collided with a ute.

The driver of the van, a 57-year-old Canadian tourist, sustained life-threatening injuries in the collision.


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Sadly, police confirmed the man was pronounced dead at the scene before he could be taken to hospital.

A female passenger from the van and the male driver of the ute escaped with only minor physical injuries.

(Source: Clayton’s Towing)

They were both taken to the Sunshine Coast University Hospital in stable conditions.

Steve Irwin Way was closed for several hours following the crash but has since been reopened to traffic.

The Forensic Crash Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the fatality.

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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