Police have asked witnesses to come forward after a three-vehicle crash left one woman dead and critically injured a 30yo woman and twin toddlers.
Three people were critically injured and a 47-year woman has died after a four-wheel drive struck a sedan then collided head-on with another car on the Bruce Highway near Townsville.
Queensland police have appealed for potential dashcam footage and witnesses, after the incident unfolded on Sunday afternoon.
According to the Townsville Bulletin, investigators believe alcohol may have contributed to the incident, however police have not publicly confirmed this.
A spokeswoman from Queensland Police said a blood specimen was taken from a 22-year-old male driver at the scene, but the results of the test have not been released.
It’s believed the woman killed in the crash was driving a Mazda and was struck head-on by another car.
While she was pronounced dead at the scene, a 30-year-old female and two-year-old twins (a boy and a girl) travelling in the same car were taken to the Townsville University Hospital in critical condition.
The young boy suffered abdominal and facial injuries, and his twin sister sustained head, pelvic, shoulder and abdominal injuries.
At the time of reporting, the 30-year-old woman was in a serious but stable condition, with the little girl also stabilising. However, the boy remains in a critical condition.
Police say early inquiries suggest a Toyota four-wheel-drive was travelling south on the road when it struck a Toyota sedan and then collided with the Mazda, which had been travelling in the opposite direction.
The driver and passenger of the Toyota four-wheel-drive – a 30-year old man and 22-year-old man – were also taken to Townsville University Hospital in a stable condition, while the driver of the Toyota sedan, a 44-year-old man, did not record any injuries.
Motorists were advised to avoid the area after extensive delays were recorded near the crash site, however the highway has since been reopened.
No charges have yet to be laid by the Forensic Crash Unit, who will continue to investigate the incident.