Man and woman killed in single vehicle crash

TWO people have been killed in a shocking crash in far north Queensland.

The accident happened in the Aboriginal Shire of Mapoon, around 860km north of Cairns, shortly after 9 o’clock on Saturday morning.

Police said a vehicle travelling along the Weipa to Mapoon Road flipped and rolled 20km south of the remote town of Mapoon.


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Sadly, a 36-year-old man and a 37-year-old woman sustained life-threatening injuries and could not be saved.

The pair died at the scene, police said.

A third person who was also travelling in the vehicle was transported to Weipa Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The state’s Forensic Crash Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the double 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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