Girl, 9, dies as boy fights for life after crash tragedy in Queensland


A nine-year-old girl has died after a horrific two-car crash near Rockhampton in Central Queensland.

Police said the girl was pronounced dead in hospital while a six-year-old boy fighting for life was being airlifted to Queensland’s Children Hospital in Brisbane.

The cars crashed about 9.30am (local time) on Sunday at the intersection of Artillery and Yeppoon Roads at Ironpot.

A nine-year-old girl died as a result of the two-car crash in Central Queensland. Source: 7 News

A six-year-old boy, two girls aged nine and 10, and a 40-year-old woman were travelling in a blue Toyota hatchback when it collided with a grey Toyota hatchback.

The grey hatchback had a 33-year-old woman, an eight-year-old girl and a 12-year-old girl inside.

Damage caused by the crash pinned the legs of one child under the age of 10, a Queensland Ambulance spokesman said.

Those travelling in both vehicles were taken to Rockhampton Base Hospital following the crash.

The Forensic Crash Unit investigation is continuing.

A six-year-old boy remains in a critical condition. Pictured above is the crash scene at Ironpot. Source: 7 News

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