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Police confirm two women killed in fiery CQ crash

Two women died and two male teenagers were injured in a crash on the Carnarvon Hwy, south of Rolleston this morning.
Two women died and two male teenagers were injured in a crash on the Carnarvon Hwy, south of Rolleston this morning. Contributed

4PM: TWO women were killed when the car they were travelling in crashed and burst into flames this morning.

Two women died, while two teenagers were flown to Rockhampton Hospital after a horror crash near Rolleston today.
Two women died, while two teenagers were flown to Rockhampton Hospital after a horror crash near Rolleston today. Contributed

Queensland Police Service confirmed the women died at the scene at Consuelo, approximately 40km south of Rolleston.

The male driver, 18, and a boy, 14, managed to escape the car and suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

They were taken to Rockhampton Hospital for treatment.

One lane of the Carnarvon Hwy remains closed.

The Forensic Crash Unit is investigating.

1.40PM: A CAR burst into flames after it crashed into a tree with four people inside south of Rolleston this morning.

The Queensland Ambulance Service confirmed two teenage boys were being transported to the Rockhampton Hospital with soft tissue injuries and for spinal precautions following the crash.

Two female patients were also involved in the single-vehicle crash on the Carnavon Hwy in Consuelo, but the QAS confirmed they were not transported.

Emergency services were unable to comment on the condition of the two female patients.

The boys had removed themselves from the vehicle when QAS arrived on scene.

The Queensland Fire and Emergency Service (QFES) said firefighters extinguished the car fire just before 11am, but not before it spread to nearby bushland.

Four QFES crews remain on scene this afternoon, and the bushfire was recently extinguished.

Queensland Police Service (QPS) said the Forensic Crash Unit are investigating a horror crash, which occurred at 9.08am, but the unit had not arrived on scene as of 1.30pm.

One lane re-opened as at 12.40pm under police traffic control after the highway was closed in both directions earlier today.

A rescue helicopter was called in to assist, however the QAS are unable to confirm which service attended.

The Capricorn Helicopter Rescue advised they were not tasked to the incident.

More information to come.

MAP | Consuelo, Central Queensland

 

 

 

 

11AM: A HORROR crash on the Carnarvon Hwy has emergency services on scene and rescue helicopter flying in attend to four patients.

The Queensland Ambulance Service confirmed a vehicle drove into a tree in Consuelo, about 40km south of Rolleston, about 9.08am today.

The QAS said two teenage boys had extricated themselves from the vehicle, and had suffered minor soft tissue injuries.

Emergency services are yet to confirm the condition of two female patients involved in the crash.

The Queensland Police Service said the Forensic Crash Unit are on scene, and the highway is closed in both directions.

It is believed a helicopter rescue service are are en route as at 11am.

More information to come.

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