This crash left one person dead.
This crash left one person dead. Gladstone Observer

WATCH: Investigation reveals more on fatal Gladstone CBD crash

UPDATE: 8.53am: 

POLICE investigators allege a 74-year-old woman thought she was in drive when she accidentally reversed into a parked car that hit two women, a Queensland Police Service spokesman said.

One 81-year-old woman died at the scene late Friday night while another woman, aged 74, remains in a critical condition in the Intensive Care Unit of a Brisbane hospital.

The spokesman said a 75-year-old woman was undergoing surgery on her leg for what is understood to be fractures to her leg.

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The QPS spokesman said about 15 witnesses had come forward to provide statements.

"So that takes a lot of time to sort through the statements," he said. "This takes weeks, or even months."

The Forensic Crash unit continues to investigate.

No one has been charged at this stage.

We will bring you more update as the investigation into this tragic event continues. 

UPDATE: 7am:

A BENT awning and black scuffs on the edge of the QRI car park are all that's left of last night's fatal crash in Gladstone.

Police confirmed that an 81-year-old Tannum Sands woman died at the scene, while a 75-year-old woman from Tannum Sands was airlifted to Brisbane "in a serious condition".

It's understood the second woman suffered fractures to her leg.

Police said initial investigations indicated a 74-year-old woman from Beecher had allegedly reversed in the tight car park and hit another parked car.

It's understood the parked car then struck "a group of pedestrians".

The woman from Beecher is assisting police with their investigations.

The Forensic Crash Unit will continue its investigations today.

UPDATE: 11.46pm: 

A WOMAN is believed to have died in a car crash outside the Queensland Rail Institute Social Club on Off St in Gladstone's CBD.

The Observer contacted the Queensland Rail Institute Social Club. A man answered but said he could not comment at this point.

One other woman, aged 75, was rushed to hospital after the crash.

Gladstone firefighters have so far declined to speak, re-directing media questions to the Queensland Police Service.

EARLIER: 

AN ELDERDY person is dead after a car crashed into an awning at the Queensland Rail Institute club in Gladstone on Off St.

Emergency services responded to the incident at 10.10pm, with crash investigators due to arrive on scene shortly.

It's understood a person collided with an awning out the front of the club.

A Queensland Ambulance Service spokesman said the elderly person was pronounced dead at the scene but could not confirm any further details.

Another patient suffered fractures to the leg and was being transported to Gladstone Hospital.

QAS is treating another person for shock.

Gladstone Criminal Investigative Branch declared from Tank St to Herbert St a "no go zone".

A witness said the portico had collapsed after a car had hit it.

He said the car was at an angle at the point of collision, and was facing towards the hall.

The witness said there looked to be people at the hall.

Queensland Rail said the building was not owned by the organisation,

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services have been contacted for comment.

More to come



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