Queensland Fire and Rescue crews and emergency service workers respond to a fatal car accident near Haigslea.
Queensland Fire and Rescue crews and emergency service workers respond to a fatal car accident near Haigslea.

Police investigating fatal crash

POLICE are still investigating the cause of a car crash that killed an 18-year-old Lowood resident on the Warrego Highway on Monday.

The name of the dead woman has not been released but police said her next of kin have been informed of her death following the crash at Haigslea.

The 18-year-old was the passenger in one of the cars involved in the two-vehicle incident, which occurred opposite the Haigslea-Malabar Road exit about 2.15pm.

While she was identified as a Lowood resident, it is not known whether the driver of the vehicle she was in, an 18-year-old man, was also from the same town about 30km north-west of Ipswich.

Queensland Ambulance Service paramedics treated the male driver and two occupants of the other vehicle at the scene of the crash.

Two people were taken to hospital but there condition is unknown at this stage.

Traffic was blocked on the Warrego Highway as crews attended the incident.

One lane was re-opened about 3pm but traffic was still slow through the area until later that night.

It was believed one of the vehicles was travelling on the west-bound lanes when it crossed into the oncoming Brisbane-bound lanes.

It is not yet known if rain was a factor in the crash, but the Warrego Highway was wet at the time from days of continual rain.

Police Forensic Crash Unit officers are investigating the cause of the incident.



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