TRAGEDY ON LO­CAL ROAD

Whitsunday Times - - FRONT PAGE -

THE iden­tity of a 20-year-old wo­man killed in a car crash at Strathdickie on Tues­day night has not yet been re­leased.

Some ini­tial me­dia re­ports sug­gested the wo­man was from the Sun­shine Coast, but Se­nior Sergeant Nathan Blain of the Whit­sun­day Po­lice con­firmed yes­ter­day she lived in Can­non­vale.

Snr Sgt Blain said a num­ber of fac­tors would be con­sid­ered in the in­ves­ti­ga­tion, with po­lice back at the scene yes­ter­day to as­sess the area.

“In­ves­ti­ga­tors are look­ing at a num­ber of dif­fer­ent op­tions in­clud­ing driver er­ror, weather con­di­tions and road de­sign,” he said.

Pre­lim­i­nary in­for­ma­tion sug­gests it was about 9.50pm on Tues­day when the ve­hi­cle the wo­man was driv­ing left the Gregory Can­non Val­ley Road and crashed into a power pole.

The wo­man was the sole oc­cu­pant of the car and died at the scene.

A re­port is cur­rently be­ing pre­pared for the coro­ner.

The car has been re­moved from the scene by po­lice and will be ex­am­ined by mo­tor ve­hi­cle in­spec­tors to de­ter­mine whether there were any me­chan­i­cal con­tribut­ing fac­tors.

Snr Sgt Blain noted this was a tragic re­minder to drive to the con­di­tions, with on­go­ing rain in the Whit­sun­days over the past week.

“Take care wher­ever you’re go­ing,” he said.

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