News

68-year-old woman dies in head on with truck

Scene of fatal crash at Yamala on the Capricorn Highway, 20kms east of Emerald.
Scene of fatal crash at Yamala on the Capricorn Highway, 20kms east of Emerald. Kaitlyn Gutzke

6.15pm: THE Capricorn Highway has been reopened following a fatal traffic crash this morning. 

11.40am: POLICE have confirmed a 68-year-old woman has died in a traffic crash which occurred at about 8.40am this morning.

Acting officer-in-charge Sergeant Rob Smith said investigations are underway. 

"Initial investigations reveal a white sedan has crossed to the wrong side of the road into the path of a white Kenworth prime mover," Sgt Smith said. 

"As a result a 68-year-old female who was the sole occupant of the sedan is unfortunately deceased." 

The Forensic Crash Unit are at the scene and traffic is being diverted around via a dirt road.

Police are appealing for motorists to delay their travel until the road is cleared, which is expected to happen mid to late afternoon.

10.20am: THE Capricorn Highway is currently closed in both directions following a serious traffic crash east of Emerald this morning.

Initial information suggests around 9.15am two vehicles collided on the highway about 20 kilometres east of Emerald.

Police and emergency services remain on scene.

Motorists are asked to seek an alternate route or delay their travel plans.

It is believed one person has died as a result of the accident.

There is no further information available at this stage. 

9.50am: ONE person is believed to have died in the crash near Yamala rail crossing on the Capricorn Highway.

Emergency services have just arrived at the scene.

Initial reports indicate the crash was a head on between a truck and a car.

9.45am: EMERGENCY services are en route to a traffic accident near Yamala rail crossing on the Capricorn Highway.

Initial reports indicate the crash is a head-on between a truck and a vehicle.

9.25am: EMERGENCY services are responding to reports of a head on crash on the Capricorn Highway.

Reports indicate the crash was a head on with a truck and a vehicle.

It is believed to be about 25kms east of Emerald near a railway line, but not impacting the railway line.

Topics:  capricorn highway crash truck



Six hideaway bars to escape winter chill

THE last season of GoT finally uttered the words we’ve been waiting six seasons to hear and now that the weather has cooled down in Brisbane, “winter is here.”

Our six art gallery picks for a creative day out

Queensland's Gallery of Modern Art always has a fun, exciting and interesting exhibition on show for the whole family to enjoy.

YOU'D be mistaken in thinking Brisbane wasn't an arty city.

Brisbane's arts and culture events centre stage

You loved the film, now you're about to love the musical. Don't miss The Bodyguard The Musical in Brisbane this July.

THE arts and culture events you don't want to miss.

Homewares stores to fulfil your Instagram dreams

No Caption

You too can become an Insta-star with these fab stores.

Date nights under $50

Nothing is more romantic than a picnic with a cracking view.

NOT every date has to cost you a bomb.

Top 10 Brisbane experiences to cross off your bucket list

Do yourself a favour and get amongst the food truck scene. Eat Street is a great place to start.

A GOOD bucket list doesn’t have to span continents or cost millions.

Six mega sporting events you need to be at this year

Don't miss all the action trackside this season.

IF THERE is one thing Brisbane does damn well, it’s play host.

University career put on hold for the greater good

Jack Nicoll is heading to Tanzania to help with charity work.

Rocky to Tanzania for charity mission

Strelow stays positive on Adani talks

Mines Minister Anthony Lynham, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk and Adani's Jeyakumar Janakaraj. Shadow Mines MInister, Andrew Cripps says the government's support is nothing more than a publicity stunt.

Discussions continue as Qld Govt agree to facilitate funding

Breaking: Owner's anger as prized Rocky racehorses left mutilated

The damage from a hit and run incident involving trainer Laurie Clem and his horses.

Rocky racehorses worth big dollars left for dead on roadside

Local Partners

WATCH: Judah battles his emotions as he makes Top 12

Judah Kelly has made it through to the top 12 of Australia's The Voice competition.

Karl Stefanovic's rant about Schapelle Corby 'a bit rich'

Karl Stefanovic is sick of hearing about Schapelle Corby.

Maybe he just wanted to make himself the story.

Could Schapelle be heading for Gladstone?

Australian Schapelle Corby is escorted by Bali Police at the parole office in Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia, 27 May 2017.

Schapelle's mother teases her free daughter could be Gladstone bound

Six things you never knew about Men in Black

Mushu the pug

It's been 20 years since Men in Black first hit cinemas

10 strange stories behind famous sex scenes

Khaleesi and Khal Drogo in a steamy moment.

Every set has their own way of filming sex scenes

HBO spills new details on Game of Thrones’ final season

Game of Thrones’ eighth and final season will only have six episodes.

New details about what to expect from the eighth, final instalment.

Karl’s rant on Corby: ‘Made to look like idiots’

Karl Stefanovic is sick of hearing about Schapelle Corby.

Today co-host launched a tirade against Schapelle Corby media circus

New $46.7m counter-terrorism facility to be built in Wacol

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk, pictured with Police Commisioner Ian Stewart, has announced plans to build a new counter-terrorism facility in Wacol.

The facility will be built over three years.

Home to a sex worker: Sordid history of iconic Coast shed

Milojevic Djordjevic's daughter Linda at the derelict shed on Yandina-Coolum Road.

The shed was once a liveable 'barrack'.

This is real estate's billion-dollar man

Bob Wolff at AREC with John McGrath of McGrath Real Estate.

They don’t call him the “Billion dollar man” for nothing

Man's amazing comeback from monster crisis

Pat O'Driscoll agents Penny Keating and Doug Webber sold 56 Agnes St, The Range at auction over the weekend.

NOT long ago, he sold his possessions to pay staff. Now he's back.

Deluge brings massive price rise for property near Rocky

BIG BUY: The Howard family handed over Yaamba's historic Balmoral property to the Harvey family on Thursday.

DOWNPOUR'S perfect timing entices buyer to pay huge dollars.

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!