FATALITY: Jarllin Anderson, 24, was killed when the ute he was travelling in lost control and crashed into a tree in Upper Yarraman in the Darling Downs.
FATALITY: Jarllin Anderson, 24, was killed when the ute he was travelling in lost control and crashed into a tree in Upper Yarraman in the Darling Downs.

Triple road tragedy a grim reminder

THREE people under the age of 30 died on South Burnett roads on Tuesday - the second day of National Road Safety Week.

A 24-year-old man and a 23-year-old woman died in a single-vehicle crash in Upper Yarraman on Tuesday.

Senior Constable Chris McKindley said police were called to Hunters Rd at 9am and the man and woman were both pronounced dead at the scene.

The male driver, Jarllin Anderson, and his female passenger were both from Kingaroy.

Preliminary information indicates the driver of a utility lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a tree along the side of Hunters Rd.

Late that evening, another fatal crash was reported on the Burnett Highway.

A South Burnett woman died when her Mitsubishi Triton twin-cab ute left the road, hit trees and burst into flames on the Burnett Highway.

The 30-year-old woman was the sole occupant of the vehicle.

Initial investigations indicated the crash occurred just before 11pm when the woman was heading north along the Burnett Highway towards Goomeri, just after Redgate Rd.

The driver was pronounced dead when emergency services arrived at the scene.

Police are wanting to speak with anyone who saw the car or the crash.

The forensic crash unit is still investigating the cause of both incidents.

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