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17-year-old driver killed in highway crash near Blackwater

The scene of a fatal crash on the Capricorn Highway, 9kms east of Blackwater.
The scene of a fatal crash on the Capricorn Highway, 9kms east of Blackwater.

1pm: A 17-YEAR-OLD Emerald woman was killed in a crash near Blackwater this morning.

Queensland Police have issued a release stating the 17-year-old was the driver of a vehicle involved in a crash at 7.30am between two vehicles on the Capricorn Highway.

The statement said officers from the Forensic Crash Unit are investigating following the death.

A car driven by the woman collided with another car at the intersection of the Capricorn Highway and Yarrabee Mine Hall Road about 7:30am.

The woman's male passenger and the male driver of the other car received minor injuries in the crash.

The Capricorn Highway remains reduced to one lane while investigations continue.

Delays are expected.

11.30am: POLICE are investigating the scene of a fatal crash, 9kms east of Blackwater on the Capricorn Highway.

The crash occurred about 7.30am and involved two vehicles.

One woman has died and two others were transported to Blackwater Hospital.

One Queensland Fire and Rescue Service truck from Blackwater is still at the scene.

The Capricorn Highway is only open to one lane of traffic at the crash site.

9.25am: TRAFFIC is now being directed by police at the scene of a fatal crash, 9km east of Blackwater on the Capricorn Highway.

The road had been initially closed by emergency services.

8.45am: POLICE have confirmed a female died in the crash east of Blackwater this morning.

8.20am: IT IS believed two people are being transported to the Blackwater Hospital.

It is understood Queensland Fire and Rescue Service are assisting the Queensland Ambulance Service with the transport.

8.03am: IT is believed one person is dead and two others are injured in a two-vehicle crash east of Blackwater.

The highway has been closed.

7.55am: EMERGENCY services are responding to reports of a two-vehicle crash 9kms east of Blackwater on the Capricorn Highway.

It is believed a roof has collapsed down on one person trapped in one of the vehicles.

More to come.

Topics:  ambulance, blackwater, capricorn highway, crash, police, qfrs




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