CRASH CLAIMS LIFE
Cattle truck, car collide on Warrego
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.
FATAL: Emergency services at the scene of the crash on the Warrego Hwy at Bowenville.