CRASH CLAIMS LIFE

Cat­tle truck, car col­lide on War­rego

Dalby Herald - - FRONT PAGE - Sam Flanagan, Tara Miko and Amy Lyne

THE Foren­sic Crash Unit is in­ves­ti­gat­ing the fa­tal traf­fic crash near Bowenville that claimed the life of a Toowoomba woman on Mon­day night.

The 49-year-old woman was killed in a hor­ror col­li­sion be­tween a car and a loaded cat­tle truck on the War­rego Hwy, west of Bowenville about 7pm on Mon­day.

Jondaryan Po­lice Sta­tion of­fi­cer-in-charge Se­nior Con­sta­ble Dun­can Miller said in­ves­ti­ga­tions were con­tin­u­ing into the cause of the crash which hap­pened near the in­ter­sec­tion of Bowenville Nor­win Rd and the War­rego Hwy.

“The heavy ve­hi­cle was trav­el­ling east­bound and the sedan has turned out of the Bowenville Nor­win Rd trav­el­ling east­bound as well,” Snr Const Miller said.

“Then there has been a col­li­sion with the two. As a re­sult of that one fe­male oc­cu­pant of the ve­hi­cle died.”

Snr Const Miller said some mem­bers of the woman’s fam­ily were yet to be no­ti­fied.

A re­port is be­ing pre­pared for the coro­ner.

She was the sole oc­cu­pant of the smaller sedan.

Paramedics assessed the truck driver at the scene but he did not re­quire trans­port to hos­pi­tal.

The War­rego Hwy was closed for more than four hours, re-open­ing to traf­fic about mid­night.

The hor­ror fa­tal­ity con­tin­ues a string of traf­fic ac­ci­dents that have oc­curred in the re­gion over the past cou­ple of weeks.

Last Tues­day, a truck veered off the road and rolled into a pad­dock just out­side of Bell, with the driver of the ve­hi­cle be­ing trans­ported to the Dalby Hos­pi­tal with se­ri­ous in­juries.

A young fe­male pas­sen­ger man­aged to es­cape un­in­jured.

The fa­tal­ity also marks the third life lost in Bowenville within a week after the tragic glider ac­ci­dent last Tues­day.

PHOTO: SAM FLANAGAN

FA­TAL: Emer­gency ser­vices at the scene of the crash on the War­rego Hwy at Bowenville.

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