Teen killed in Woorabinda crash

THE Aboriginal community at Woorabinda is mourning the loss of a teenager who died in a car crash after the vehicle's driver allegedly drove away from police.

The 16-year-old girl died at the scene of the single-vehicle crash, which occurred in Woorabinda about 7pm Friday night. Police have not released the name of the dead girl.

The 28-year-old driver of the vehicle, who suffered only minor injuries in the crash, had earlier allegedly driven away from police who were approaching the stationary Ford Falcon to perform a random breath test.

Police did not begin a pursuit of the car and were advised a short time later of the crash.

Another girl, 17, was also in the vehicle.

She suffered non-life threatening injuries and was taken to Woorabinda Hospital.

The car has been impounded for mechanical testing, though police yesterday said the cause of the crash was still to be determined.

No one had been charged yesterday.

The Forensic Crash Unit and Ethical Standards Command are investigating the crash under the direction of the State Coroner.

The death takes the Central region's total for the year to 19, two more than for the same period last year.



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