ROAD DEATH: Police are investigating a fatal traffic crash.
ROAD DEATH: Police are investigating a fatal traffic crash. Emma Channon

A 69-year-old woman has died after head-on crash

UPDATE: Friends and family of Bev Sorensen are in mourning and members of the bowls club community are in shock following her death in a car crash yesterday.

Described by a friend as happy-go-lucky and full of life, the mother of three and grandmother was heavily involved in the Kingaroy community.

Blackbutt Police Officer-in-Charge Sergeant Alan Gerrand said it appeared from initial investigations that Ms Sorensen's car strayed into the lane of oncoming traffic.

The forensic crash unit will continue to investigate the accident and Sgt Gerrard urged drivers to be aware of the "fatal five".

"The public need to be aware of distractions and driver fatigue," he said. 

ORIGINAL REPORT: A 69-YEAR-old woman has died following a traffic crash on the D'Aguilar Hwy, east of Yarraman on Sunday afternoon.

According to police, two vehicles travelling in opposite directions collided head-on on the Gilla Bridge about 4pm Sunday.

A female driver of one of the vehicles was pronounced dead at the scene.

The woman's 14-year-old female passenger and the 57-year-old female driver of the second vehicle were taken to Kingaroy Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The highway was closed for several hours while crews attended the scene.

The Forensic Crash Unit has commenced an investigation into the incident.

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