Boy, 17, among two killed in separate crashes

A TEENAGE boy and a man aged in his 60s have been killed in two separate crashes in Queensland.

Emergency services were called to the scene of the first accident on the Flinders Highway near Calcium, south of Townsville, on Saturday afternoon.

Police said a ute travelling south left the highway and slammed into a tree roughly 8.5km south of the Woodstock turn-off around 2.30pm.


The 17-year-old boy behind the wheel of the ute died at the scene.

He was the only person travelling in the vehicle at the time.

Meanwhile, a 65-year-old man was killed when the car he was driving flipped and rolled multiple times on the state’s western Cape York Peninsula last night.

It happened on the Mungken River Access Road approximately six kilometres outside of Pormpuraaw around 8.30pm.

Two men, aged 32 and 39, who were passengers in the vehicle were airlifted to Cairns for treatment.

Police said their injuries were not life threatening.

The Forensic Crash Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding both accidents.

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