A 17-year-old Bundaberg woman was killed late Friday night when she crossed on to the wrong side of the highway.
A 17-year-old Bundaberg woman was killed late Friday night when she crossed on to the wrong side of the highway. Tanya Easterby

Cause of crash that left one teen dead still unknown

FORENSIC investigations continue into why a 17-year-old Bundaberg woman crossed the centre line of the Bruce Hwy before fatally crashing into on-coming traffic south of Gympie on Friday night.

Police yesterday confirmed the woman was driving, a dark grey Mazda 2, south to the Sunshine Coast when she crossed to the wrong side of the highway and collided with a four-wheel-drive.

She died at the scene.

The six occupants of the four-wheel-drive were taken to Gympie Hospital suffering minor injuries.

While the back-end of the Mazda 2 appeared to be unblemished as it sat in Gympie Police's holding yard yesterday, extensive front-end damage could be seen as a result of the head-on collision.

Gympie Police Sergeant Andrew Holding said the incident, which did not appear to include speed as a factor, occurred about 9pm between Keefton Rd and Mullaly Rd, just south of the Golden Nugget truck stop.

He said the Forensic Crash Unit was still investigating.

Anyone with information about the crash should call Gympie Police Station on 5480 1111 or Crime Stoppers anonymously via 1800 333 000.

Gympie Times


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