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12 August, 2020

Woman killed in Springsure crash

A Sunshine Coast woman has died in a ute rollover last night near Springsure

By Morgan Burley

The Queensland road death toll sits at 149 after a fatal crash near Springsure overnight

A 49-year-old woman has died in a car accident near Springsure overnight.

A police spokesperson suggested the ute was travelling along the Dawson Highway when it left the road and rolled just before 11pm at Cairdbeign.

It was reported the Sunshine Coast woman - who was the front passenger of the vehicle - became trapped and died at the scene.

The driver, a 49-year-old Springsure man, was treated for suspected spinal injuries, while a 16-year-old passenger was assessed for head and arm injuries.

Both were transported to the Emerald Hospital in stable conditions. 

The accident brings the Queensland road death toll to 149 fatalities - a 22 per cent increase to August 2019.

The Forensic Crash Unit are investigating the cause of the accident.

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