Dou­ble road fa­tal­ity at Mount Coolon

Whitsunday Times - - LOCAL NEWS -

THE sole sur­vivor of a car crash that killed two women at Mount Coolon is re­cov­er­ing in hos­pi­tal.

The 67-year-old Home Hill man, who was a pas­sen­ger, was air­lifted to Townsville Gen­eral Hos­pi­tal af­ter re­ceiv­ing se­ri­ous in­juries in the fa­tal crash.

A 44-year-old woman and a 62-year-old woman, both also from Home Hill, died at the scene.

The car was dis­cov­ered by a pass­ing mo­torist on the Bowen De­vel­op­men­tal Rd, also known lo­cally as the Mount Coolon Rd, about 11pm on Fri­day.

Mackay Dis­trict Duty Of­fi­cer Se­nior Sergeant Tony McDowall said the ve­hi­cle had rolled a num­ber of times.

The Foren­sic Crash Unit was still in­ves­ti­gat­ing how it oc­curred but early in­ves­ti­ga­tions in­di­cated the driver lost con­trol on the gravel, Snr Sgt McDowall said.

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