Road toll jumps to seven
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.