Nurse who just finished her shift dies in horror car crash along with two other women as boy, 13, faces charges in their deaths after allegedly stealing a Mercedes
- Three killed in crash
- Teen accused of incident
A nurse who just finished her shift has died in a horror crash along with two other women.
A police spokesman said all of the victims were residents of Maryborough and that “this is a tragic turn of events that will have an impact on the entire community.”
It comes as a 13-year-old boy alleged to have stolen a Mercedes hours earlier is being charged with death.
The Mercedes is believed to have collided with the back of a Holden at 11pm Sunday on Saltwater Creek Road in Maryborough, four hours north of Brisbane, Queensland, which then collided with a Mazda.
Two of the Holden’s passengers – a 29-year-old woman and a 17-year-old girl – died at the scene, as did the 52-year-old female Mazda driver.
Three people have died in a horror crash that charged a teenager with stealing a Mercedes Benz. The scene is depicted
A 23-year-old woman who was seriously injured in the Holden is in critical condition and has been taken to Royal Brisbane Women’s Hospital.
Police allege that the Mercedes-Benz was stolen by the teen at 8:40 p.m. several hours earlier. The driver of the Mercedes-Benz sustained minor injuries to his foot.
It said ‘we believe there may have been a passenger in the vehicle at the time of the crash’.
The passenger is believed to have fled.
The police spokesman said they knew the car had been stolen before the accident, but were not after it at the time of the accident.
The driver is ‘known to the police’ but was not on police bail at the time and the spokesman was not aware of any Community warrant against the boy.
An ambulance spokesperson praised the work of the emergency services and said a Royal Flying Doctors plane flying overhead at the time was diverted to Maryborough airport.
Nurses and paramedics who were on the scene treated a woman they knew and had worked with.
He said, ‘All of these people are someone’s family’ or colleagues and ‘this has a huge impact’ on the community.
The spokesperson was asked how responders are coping with the tragedy and replied that ‘we have great support services’ for the affected officers.
He said he lost a brother and four friends in a car accident on Anzac Day 41 years ago and that this brought back memories of that tragedy.
Two of the Holden’s passengers – a 29-year-old woman and a 17-year-old girl – died at the scene (pictured), as did the 52-year-old female Mazda driver
The 13-year-old boy was charged with three counts of dangerously operating a motor vehicle resulting in death and one count of unlawfully operating a motor vehicle.
He will appear before the Maroochydore Children’s Court at a later date.
Detectives have launched an investigation into the case.
Anyone who witnessed the crash or has dashcam footage is urged to contact local police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.