Queensland Ambulance Service 2017
Queensland Ambulance Service 2017

Dalby in mourning after horror crash claims woman’s life

UPDATE 3.38pm:

A DALBY woman has tragically lost her life after a road train crashed into her van on the Warrego Highway yesterday morning, at Warra. 

The woman fought for her life on the roadside as paramedics attempted to treat her serious injuries.

A RACQ LifeFlight helicopter landed on the highway to transport the woman to hospital, although she had succumbed to her fatal injuries. 

A Queensland Police spokesman said around 10.50am, the van was travelling east on the Warrego Highway near Wolkis Road, when it collided with a truck travelling west.

"The driver, a 62-year-old Dalby woman, and sole occupant of the van was declared deceased at the scene," he said. 

"The truck driver, a 27-year-old man, and passenger, a 25-year-old woman both from Marsden, were not physically injured."

To help with investigations, police are urging motorists with dashcam footage to come forward.  

"Anyone travelling in the vicinity of the Warrego Highway between 10am-10.50am, and has dashcam footage is urged to contact police." 

 

UPDATE 1.30pm:

After being closed for three hours, the Warrego Hwy now has one lane open for motorists travelling between Dalby and Chinchilla.

A Chinchilla Police spokeswoman has asked drivers to proceed with caution, and comply with the traffic control measures that have been put in place. 

UPDATE 12.20PM:

TWO fire crews have been called to the scene of a horror crash along the Warrego Hwy to cut a victim out of the wreck of a car after it collided with a roadtrain just before 11am. 

Motorists travelling between Dalby and Chinchilla are urged to find an alternative with the Warrego Highway shutdown in both directions. 

 

EARLIER: 

A DRIVER is currently in a critical condition and suffering from serious injuries after a car crash on the Warrego Highway this morning.

A Queensland Police spokeswoman said initial reports were that a road train and car collided, on the Warrego Highway at Warra, at 10.49am.

With debris scattered across the road, the Warrego Hwy has been shut down in both directions at Brigalow.

A Queensland Ambulance spokeswoman said a RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter was called to transport a critical patient to hospital.

The spokeswoman said the patient is in a critical condition and is suffering from serious injuries.

More to come …


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