THREE KILLED IN HEAD-ON
Woman, 37, man, 39, and child, 2, die in crash
IT HAS been a horror few days on our roads after four people died in two crashes.
A Darling Downs man, woman and child were killed in a fiery crash on the Ipswich Motorway, while a 34-year-old South Toowoomba man died when his vehicle hit a tree on the range.
POLICE have confirmed the man, woman and young child killed in a fiery head-on crash on the Ipswich motorway were all from the Darling Downs.
They were travelling west along the motorway about 11pm on Wednesday night when they were struck by a 34year-old Curra man who was driving a dark blue 2016 Ford Focus hatch.
It is unclear at this stage where the Ford Focus entered the motorway, however initial investigations suggest the vehicle may have been travelling in the wrong direction along the Cunningham Highway before the crash.
The Curra man was pronounced dead at the scene.
All three occupants of the other vehicle involved, a 37year-old woman, a 39-year-old man and a two-year-old girl, also died at the scene.
Queensland Police Acting Inspector Darren Green said Wednesday night’s scene had been “extremely graphic”.
“It was very confronting for the emergency service crews who attended,” he said.
“The male sedan driver was ejected from the vehicle some distance, and the occupants of the SUV were unable to exit the vehicle and were located after the fire was extinguished.”
It is unclear what the relationship was between the three Darling Downs residents.
Police have described the scene as incredibly confronting with officers facing the daunting task of identifying who was killed.
“I’ve seen a number of fatal crashes, and as I said, this one was extremely confronting,” Insp Green said.
Queensland Ambulance Service Acting Assistant Commissioner David Hartley said his thoughts went out to the families of those involved.
He confirmed nothing could be done to save any of the people involved.
“Unfortunately due to the scene and the nature of the injuries there was very little paramedics could do when they were faced with that terrible scene,” he said.
It’s unknown if drugs, alcohol or fatigue played a part in the crash, but they will form part of the Forensic Crash Unit investigation.
FCU Unit investigators appealed for dash camera footage or additional information from the public.
ANYONE WITH INFORMATION IS URGED TO PHONE POLICELINK ON 131 444 OR CRIME STOPPERS ON 1800 333 000.