Mum killed instantly and two kids seriously injured in 'horrific' crash

A mother has died and her two young children have been seriously injured after her car crashed into a tree on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast.

The 36-year-old woman died instantly, when the station wagon she was driving left Moy Pocket Road at Kenilworth and slammed into a tree about 9.20 on Tuesday morning.

The 11-year-old boy and 12-year-old girl have been airlifted to Brisbane’s Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital with serious head injuries, Queensland Police confirmed.

Emergency services on scene at a single-vehicle fatal crash on Moy Pocket Road, Kenilworth, on the Queensland Sunshine Coast. Source: 7 News

Officer in charge of the Cooroy ambulance station Ben Phitts described the crash as “horrific”.

He said the boy was trapped in the vehicle “for quite some time” as rescue crews tried to cut him free, the Sunshine Coast Daily reported.

The Forensic Crash Unit is investigating the single-vehicle crash.