Drink driving allegedly behind fatal Mt Isa crash last night

POLICE have charged a man following a two vehicle, fatal traffic crash at Mount Isa last night.

It will be alleged around 7.30pm, a vehicle attempted to cross the intersection of Zena and Camooweal Streets but collided with a vehicle travelling in the opposite direction.

It will further be alleged, the impact on the second vehicle caused it to travel across several lanes and hit a power pole, bringing down power lines.

Police attended and isolated the scene due to the hazard of the fallen power lines.

The passenger of the second vehicle, a 25-year-old Soldiers Hill woman was pronounced deceased at the scene. The 26-year-old male driver from Sunset was taken to the Mount Isa Base Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Police will allege the driver of the first vehicle returned a positive blood alcohol content (BAC) reading and was subsequently arrested.

An 18-year-old Samford Valley man, the driver and sole occupant of the vehicle, was charged with dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing death while adversely affected by an intoxicating substance.

He is scheduled to appear before the Mount Isa Magistrates Court tomorrow.

Anyone with information which could assist with this matter should contact Crime Stoppers anonymously via 1800 333 000 or 24hrs a day.

Topics:  crash drink driving fatal mt isa

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