Newborn baby dies after mother injured in car crash

A newborn baby has died after a pregnant woman was forced to give birth following a horror car crash south of Mackay.

Just before 3.30pm on Saturday, the woman and a man were travelling on the Bruce Highway at St Lawrence when their car collided with a guard rail.

The expectant mother was flown to Rockhampton Hospital, where she gave birth just before 7.00pm last night.


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Sadly, the baby died just a few hours later.

The Forensic crash unit is investigating.

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