Road toll jumps to seven

Townsville Bulletin - - News -

TWOpeo­ple have died in a hor­rific ac­ci­dent on a Queens­land high­way, bring­ing the State’s hol­i­day road toll to seven.

Po­lice said a furniture truck and a sedan were in­volved in a head-on col­li­sion on the Bruce High­way near Princh­ester, about 20km south of Marl­bor­ough in cen­tral Queens­land at about 7am yes­ter­day.

The male driver of the sedan and a fe­male pas­sen­ger died at the scene. A dog trav­el­ling in the ve­hi­cle also died. The male driver of the truck and his male pas­sen­ger were taken to the Rock­hamp­ton Base Hospi­tal for ob­ser­va­tion.

Emer­gency crews closed the high­way while they cleared the area.

Po­lice have urged mo­torists to slow down and drive with care, es­pe­cially on wet, slip­pery roads.

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