Tragedy as three killed in two separate crashes on FNQ roads
THE Bruce Highway has reopened north of the Mission Beach turn-off after three people died and five were injured in two separate crashes in a horror day on Far Northern roads yesterday.
A man in his 60s was killed yesterday afternoon in a head-on collision on the Peninsula Development Rd in Cape York, before two people died in a horrific crash on the Bruce Highway near Tully last night.
Emergency services rushed to the scene of the crash at Feluga, about 500m north of the Mission Beach turnoff, where a semi-trailer and two cars collided about 7.30pm. The accident closed the highway for several hours.
Police confirmed two people had died while three people had been injured.
One man was in a serious condition, while a male and female had only minor injuries and all three were transported to Tully Hospital.
A Department of Community Safety spokesperson said the head-on collision in Cape York happened about 2pm near Jardine River, west of Bamaga.
It involved two cars, with fire crews required to cut people free from the vehicles.
Police said the deceased man was believed to be the driver of a four-wheel-drive travelling north.
The 65-year-old male passenger of that vehicle was to be flown to Townsville hospital last night in a critical condition.
A 13-year-old boy in a southbound four-wheel-drive was taken to Bamaga Hospital with minor injuries, while the three other occupants in that vehicles were notinjured.
The accidents bring the number of fatalities in the region to 11 for the year.
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