The aftermath of a fatal traffic crash at Bakers Creek on the D'Aguilar Highway, July 10, 2020.
The aftermath of a fatal traffic crash at Bakers Creek on the D'Aguilar Highway, July 10, 2020.

DETAILS: Police confirm how horror highway crash occurred

A NANANGO woman has been killed in a horror crash on the D'Aguilar Highway at Barker Creek Flat this morning.

A preliminary investigation has revealed that the incident occurred when the 51-year-old female driver attempted to overtake other vehicles, while driving toward Nanango at about 8am this morning.

According to Kingaroy Police officer-in-charge Senior Sergeant David Tierney, while attempting to return to the correct side of the road, she lost control of her vehicle and collided head-on with a sedan travelling in the opposite direction.

 

The driver of the silver sedan was taken to Nanango hospital by a witness of the crash, July 10, 2020
The driver of the silver sedan was taken to Nanango hospital by a witness of the crash, July 10, 2020

Sadly, the woman was pronounced dead at the scene.

The 79-year-old driver of the other vehicle was transported to Nanango Hospital for treatment by a witness of the crash. He is currently in a stable condition.

Forensic Crash Unit is continuing to investigate the matter.

Both lanes of traffic on the D'Aguilar Highway have since been reopened.