HORROR CCRASH: Sunshine Coast RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter airlifts a 40-year-old woman to Sunshine Coast University Hospital after a crash near Childers which killed a 18-year-old Sippy Downs man.
HORROR CCRASH: Sunshine Coast RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter airlifts a 40-year-old woman to Sunshine Coast University Hospital after a crash near Childers which killed a 18-year-old Sippy Downs man. Courtesy RACQ LifeFlight Rescue

Coast teen killed in head-on crash

THE Forensic Crash Unit is investigating after a man died in a head-on crash in Childers overnight.

A car travelling north on the Bruce Highway collided with a car travelling south, near the intersection of Old Creek Creek Rd about 6.30pm.

An 18-year-old Sippy Downs man, who was a passenger in one of the vehicles, died at the scene.

Two other men, both aged 18, who were travelling in the same car were taken to hospital in a serious condition.

A 40-year-old woman and an 18-year-old woman, who were passengers in the second vehicle, were taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The Sunshine Coast RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter was tasked to the scene, shortly after 7pm, and airlifted the 40-year-old woman to the Sunshine Coast Airport.

They were met by the Queensland Ambulance Service who then took the woman to the Sunshine Coast University Hospital. 

A Queensland Government helicopter airlifted another patient to the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital. 

Three others were taken to Bundaberg Hospital.

The 56-year-old male driver of the second vehicle was not injured in the crash.

Investigators are seeking anyone who witnessed the incident or who may have dash cam vision to contact police.



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