Woman and eight-year-old girl die in highway accident after their Holden Barina collided with a truck
- Two people are dead and another was taken to hospital after a horror crash
- An eight-year-old girl and a 49-year-old woman suffered fatal injuries
- Their Holden Barina collided with a truck on Flinders Highway in Queensland
Two people have died and another is in hospital after a horror crash on the Flinders Highway between Townsville and Charters Towers.
Queensland police confirmed that an eight-year-old girl and a 49-year-old woman were fatally injured after their Holden Barina collided with a truck at approximately 7am in Dotswood on Tuesday.
They were both pronounced dead on the spot and police stated that one of the dead had been thrown from the vehicle on the 110 km / h stretch of road.
Two people have died and another is in hospital after a horror crash on the Flinders Highway between Townsville and Charters Towers (crash scene shown)
The truck driver had to be flown to Townsville University Hospital with a leg injury.
The Flinders Highway was shut down until 3 p.m. when Forensic Crash Unit investigators combed the section of road where the tragedy unfolded.
It has since reopened.
Townsville Road Policing Unit Senior Sergeant Robert Nalder said it is not yet known what caused the crash.
“Looks like a heavy vehicle was heading towards Charters Towers and a smaller vehicle towards Townsville,” he said Courier mail
‘There was an impact and as a result we had two people from the smaller one on site.
“At this stage, the cause of the crash is being investigated by the Forensic Crash Unit and they can report it to the coroner.”
Queensland police confirmed that an eight-year-old girl and a 49-year-old woman suffered fatal injuries after their Holden Barina collided with a truck at approximately 7am in Dotswood on Tuesday (scene of the crash is pictured)
Social media users have inundated social media with their condolences.
“So sad … heartfelt thoughts of the families affected,” one person wrote.
Others called the incident “heartbreaking” and expressed their “deepest condolences to the family, RIP.”
Another said, ‘This is so sad’.
Investigators are now calling on anyone with any information, who may have traveled on the Flinders Highway or on dashcam footage of the incident, to contact the police immediately.