One dead, two injured in motorway crash

UPDATE at 11:40 AM | A MAN who was critically injured in a serious two-car crash on the Gateway Motorway this morning has sadly died in hospital.

Police said a hatchback and a ute collided in the northbound lanes of the Motorway near the Mount Gravatt-Capalaba Road exit at Rochedale around 4.20am.

Two 61-year-old men and a 63-year-old woman who were travelling in the hatchback were all seriously injured and taken to the Princess Alexandra Hospital for treatment.


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Sadly, police have confirmed one of the men later succumbed to his injuries and died in hospital.

He was from Maroochydore and was a passenger in the car, police said.

The driver of the ute, a 29-year-old man from Loganholme escaped with only minor injuries.

He too was taken to the Princess Alexandra Hospital for treatment.

Northbound lanes of the Motorway were closed to traffic for more than three hours while the scene of the crash was examined. They were reopened around 10am.

The Forensic Crash Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the crash and are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

FIRST at 10:00 AM | THREE people have been taken to hospital following a two car crash on the Gateway Motorway at Rochedale.

It happened in the northbound lanes near the Mount Gravatt-Capalaba Road exit around 4.20am.

Police said two men and a woman were taken to the Princess Alexandra Hospital.

Their ages and exact conditions are not known.

The northbound lanes remained closed to traffic for several hours, with diversions via Miles Platting Road. They have since been reopened.

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

Investigators are appealing for anyone who may have relevant dashcam footage or who may have witnessed the crash to come forward.

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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