A 13-year-old boy allegedly driving a stolen car has been charged over a horror crash that has killed three people in Maryborough, north of Brisbane.
- An allegedly stolen vehicle collided with the rear of a car, which then collided with another vehicle
- A 17-year-old girl, 29-year-old woman and 52-year-old woman died in the crash. A 23-year-old woman is in a critical condition
- A 13-year-old boy has been charged with dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing death and unlawful use of a motor vehicle
Police said an allegedly stolen Mercedes-Benz was travelling south on Saltwater Creek Road at about 10:45pm on Sunday when it collided with the rear of a Holden, which then collided with a Mazda that was travelling towards Hervey Bay.
The driver and passenger of the Holden, a 17-year-old Oakhurst girl and a 29-year-old Maryborough woman died at the scene.
The driver and sole occupant of the Mazda, a 52-year-old Torquay woman, also died at the scene.
A woman in her 20s has been flown to the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital with “multiple significant traumas”, Queensland Police said.
A 13-year-old boy sustained minor injuries to his foot.
Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the crash was an “awful tragedy”.
“It just should not be happening,” she said.
“Our hearts go out to the families tonight and our deepest condolences.”
Police have alleged the Mercedes-Benz was stolen from a Maryborough residence earlier on Sunday evening.
A 13-year-old Bundaberg boy has been charged with three counts of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing death and one count of unlawful use of a motor vehicle.
He is to face the Children’s Court on the Sunshine Coast, but a date is yet to be set.
It’s been a horror 24 hours on the road for Queensland’s Labour Day weekend with a fatal road accident in Dalby, near Toowoomba.