Community mourns teen driver killed in Blackwater crash

SADLY MISSED: Rebecca Fenton.
SADLY MISSED: Rebecca Fenton. Contributed

THE small community of the Gemfields is mourning the loss of another loved one gone too soon.

About 7.30am on Monday, 17-year-old Sapphire girl Rebecca Fenton died when her Hyundai Getz collided with another vehicle on the Capricorn Hwy at the intersection of the highway and Yarrabee Mine Haul Rd, 7km east of Blackwater.

The Emerald State High School student was believed to have been travelling back from Yeppoon with a male passenger, 22, when her vehicle ran into the back of a utility, driven by a Rockhampton man, 32, as it was stopped to turn in to the Yarrabee Mine Haul Rd.

Friends and family took to social networking sites after the crash to send messages of support.

One Facebook message wished the family all the best at a "very hard time".

"Thank you to everyone for the messages of support - it means a lot to all of the family," another read.

Forensic Crash Unit officer-in-charge Sergeant Ray Pimm said police were investigating the cause.

"We suspect it was inattention by the driver of the white Hyundai. We're doing mechanical inspections (and) checking other avenues of inquiries at this stage … it's still early days yet," he said.

Fatal crash near Blackwater. Photo Contributed WIN News
Fatal crash near Blackwater. Photo Contributed WIN News Contributed Photo ROK240613bwate

Topics:  blackwater, capricorn highway, fatality



Local Real Estate

Featured Real Estate
FULLY SELF CONTAINED... $9500.00 From
Cabin $12.5K for 6 x 2.4 x 2.5m fully installed. D.I.Y $9.5k bare ...
Located Perfectly! $350 Weekly
House 4 1 1
Need A Shed or Two in... $375,000 Neg
House 3 1 3
Family Entertainer in... $449,000
House 5 2

Featured Jobs

Rockhampton jobs listed daily

Featured Jobs
Electrician Blackwater Full Time
EXPERIENCED U/G... Emerald Full Time
Mechanical Fitters &... Rockhampton Full Time
Mechanical Fitters &... Rockhampton Full Time


Local Partners

LATEST DEALS AND OFFERS

Local Jobs

Search for your next job now!
Learn More

View today's ePaper!

Read the digital edition
Learn More

Cars For Sale

Find cars for sale online now.
Learn More

Subscription Sale

Subscribe now for $1 for 14 days.
Learn More

Local Profile

Stay Connected

Get the news as it happens, in your inbox

You can change the newsletters you are subscribed to when you edit your profile

Edit Profile


Special Offers

Latest deals and offers

Horoscopes

Leo

You don't have to spend too much on a gift, but this may take a little more time in finding something appropriate for the one you love.

read more

Marketplace

Special Offers & Promotions

Compare & Save