Three people dead after a horrific crash on Bruce Highway in Federal involving a stolen vehicle
- Three dead in three-vehicle crash
- Bruce Highway closed on the Sunshine Coast
- A vehicle allegedly stolen from Gympie
Three people have died and a man has been rushed to hospital after a horrific accident on one of Australia’s busiest roads.
Three vehicles were involved in the accident on Bruce Highway in Federal on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast shortly after 4 a.m. Friday, closing all southbound lanes near exit 244.
Police confirmed that three people were killed and that a vehicle allegedly stolen from Gympie hours earlier was involved in the accident.
A man in his 30s suffering from head injuries was taken to Gympie Hospital in stable condition.
Southbound lanes on Bruce Highway in Federal remain closed after three people
One of the vehicles involved was allegedly stolen from Gympie hours earlier on Thursday afternoon, where a woman was held at knifepoint by a man.
The woman’s three children were also in the car at the time.
Photos from the accident scene show debris strewn across the road.
All southbound lanes of Bruce Highway are expected to remain closed for at least several hours.
“The road is completely blocked and drivers are advised to use alternative routes whenever possible. There will be diversions,” police said.
The Accident Forensic Unit has launched an investigation into the circumstances of the accident.
Anyone with information is urged to call Policelink or Crime Stoppers.