Young woman killed, four hospitalised in fiery crash


A YOUNG woman has died after a horror rollover in Durong that hospitalised four others. 

Initial investigations revealed the car was travelling west towards Chinchilla just after 2pm when it rolled along the rural road. 

The 26-year-old Loganlea woman, who was a passenger in the car, was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Two helicopters were tasked to the scene and airlifted the driver, a 25-year-old Loganlea man, to the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital in a critical condition suffering serious burns and a four-year-old boy was airlifted to the Queensland Children's Hospital, also in a critical condition.

A two-year-old boy and a one-year-old boy were both transported to Kingaroy Hospital as a precaution.

The crash ignited a grass fire, a Queensland Fire and Emergency Services spokeswoman confirmed "at least six fire crews" attended to extinguish the flames.

"The call came in at 2.03pm, with a combination of Rural Fire Service brigades and urban crews responding," she said. 



THREE children and two adults have been injured in a serious single-vehicle crash this afternoon.

An adult woman is in a critical condition and a primary school-age child has suffered a head injury in the crash on Chinchilla-Wondai Rd near Durong in the South Burnett about 2pm.

The initial call to emergency services reported the car had hit a tree and, as a result, sparked a grass fire.

A Queensland Fire and Emergency Services spokeswoman said fire crews were extinguishing the fire.

There were unconfirmed reports of explosions heard at the scene.

A Queensland Ambulance Service spokeswoman said two rescue helicopters had been sent to the scene, flying from Brisbane and Bundaberg.

The adult woman had suffered critical injuries, the spokeswoman said.

An adult male suffered burns.

The condition of the other two children involved in the crash was not immediately known, the spokeswoman said.