1 dead, 4 injured, 1 critically in horror crash

A TEENAGER has been killed and another critically injured in a horror crash near Queensland’s Fraser Coast.

It happened on the Bruce Highway, near Old Creek Road, at Childers about 6.30pm on Friday.

Police said a blue Toyota Yaris travelling north collided head-on with a southbound black Jeep.


Multiple ambulance crews, including Critical Care paramedics, attended the scene and treated six patients.

Sadly, an 18-year-old Sippy Downs man, who was a passenger in the Yaris could not be saved and died at the scene.

Queensland Ambulance said a second male passenger of the Yaris, also aged 18, was critically injured and initially entrapped in the wreck.

He was freed by Queensland Fire and Emergency Services and airlifted to the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital in a critical condition.

A third male teen, also 18, was taken to hospital in a serious condition.

The driver of the Jeep, a 56-year-old man, escaped physical injury.

His two passengers, however, were both injured.

A woman in her 40s was airlifted to the Sunshine Coast University Hospital in a serious condition with chest and abdominal injuries, Queensland Ambulance said.

A female in her late teens was taken to Bundaberg Hospital with minor injuries.

The Forensic Crash Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the crash and are appealing for witnesses or anyone with dashcam vision to come forward.

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