Fatal crash claims second life, suicide notes found
Police are treating a fatal crash on Easter Sunday at Pacific Paradise which claimed the lives of a husband and wife as an apparent murder suicide.
Sunshine Coast CIB officer-in-charge Daren Edwards said a suicide note was found in the vehicle and at a residence which "indicated" the crash may have been a murder suicide.
Detective Senior Sergeant Edwards said the CIB was helping the Sunshine Coast forensic crash unit in the investigation.
Police said a Sunshine Coast man, 69, was behind the wheel of a white Nissan SUV when it crashed head-on into a tree on David Low Way about 7am on Easter Sunday.
His wife was a passenger in the car.
Residents rushed out to help and firefighters used the jaws of life to cut the occupants free, in a desperate bid to save their lives.
The pair was transported to Sunshine Coast University Hospital but the man died shortly after the crash.
Senior Sergeant Edwards said the woman, 68, died about 10pm on Sunday.
He said the man, who was the driver, had run a "well-known" building company.
More to come.
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