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Girlfriend of Gemfields crash victim remains in hospital

UPDATE TUESDAY 2.30PM: THE girlfriend of fatal crash victim Lee Shrimp, 39, remains in a Brisbane hospital in a stable condition. 

Lee and his 24-year-old girlfriend Hannah Gilpin were involved in a tragic car accident last Thursday afternoon at around 1.30pm while travelling west on the Capricorn Highway.   

A four-wheel-drive utility travelling south on Anakie - Sapphire Road collided with the sedan Lee was driving.   

Lee was pronounced deceased at the Emerald Hospital and Hannah was transported to The Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital in a critical condition.   

A hospital spokesperson said Hannah was "doing quite well", her condition had improved and was now stable, although it was not clear when she would be discharged.  

UPDATE SATURDAY 4PM:  A 24-YEAR-OLD woman remains in a critical condition following a fatal crash in Central Queensland on Thursday.

The woman was flown from Emerald Hospital to Brisbane yesterday following the crash which killed 39-year-old Lee Shrimp.

A Queensland Police Service spokesman said their records show the woman was still in a critical condition.

Read about the community reaction to Mr Shrimp's tragic death here: Death shakes this small community

UPDATE Friday 12PM: The three passengers who received minor injuries in the crash have now been discharged from Emerald Hospital.

UPDATE: A BLACKALL man has died following a crash at The Gemfields, near Emerald yesterday afternoon.

Initial investigations indicate around 1.30pm, a 4wd utility travelling south on Anakie - Sapphire Road has collided with a sedan that was travelling west along the Capricorn Highway.

The 39-year-old driver of the sedan received critical injuries and was transported to Emerald hospital where he was later pronounced deceased.

A 24-year-old female passenger from the sedan received non-life threatening injuries and was flown to a Brisbane hospital for treatment.

The 24-year-old male driver, a 24-year-old female passenger and a 30-year-old male passenger of the utility all received non-life threatening injuries and were transported to Emerald Hospital for treatment.

Investigations into the cause of the crash are continuing.

INITIAL: A HEAD on collision and rollover left two people in a critical condition yesterday afternoon.

The two-vehicle crash happened around 1.40pm at the Gemfields along the Capricorn Highway.

Five people have been treated by paramedics and it is believed one person was entrapped during the accident.

A man and a woman have been transported to Emerald Hospital in a critical condition, while two males and one female have been transported in a stable condition.

The current condition update of the five people is being sought.

More to follow.



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