FATAL CRASH: The scene of a high-speed two-vehicle crash on Tanby Road at the Capricorn Coast late yesterday. The man driving this crushed ute died at the scene.
FATAL CRASH: The scene of a high-speed two-vehicle crash on Tanby Road at the Capricorn Coast late yesterday. The man driving this crushed ute died at the scene. Sharyn O'Neill

Man, 38, dies in coast crash

A 38-YEAR-OLD man has died and a woman trapped for close to an hour after a two-vehicle high-speed crash on Tanby Road near Emu Park late on Monday.

Police said preliminary investigations suggested the man was travelling south on Kinka Beach Road in his white utility and has overtaken a number of vehicles and collided head-on with the sedan.

Police said the man died on scene soon after they arrived about 6pm.

Emergency crews from Emu Park and Yeppoon worked vigorously to free the trapped 34-year-old woman from the gold Commodore sedan she was driving.

She was taken to Rockhampton Hospital about an hour later in a serious condition with two suspected broken legs and a suspected broken ankle.

The Triton Ute the man was driving crumbled in the smash and debris was strewn across the road.

The Tanby bypass was closed while emergency services cleared the crash scene on the Yeppoon side of the Kinka turnoff.


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