Multiple fatalities in crash at Gunalda

GUNALDA CRASH: Police confirm victims' home town

UPDATE 10.20AM TUESDAY: THE Queensland Police Service confirmed the three victims killed in the horrific crash at Gunalda were from Brisbane.

A 45-year-old man and two children; a nine-year-old boy and a one-year-old girl, were killed as a result of a crash on the Bruce Hwy about 11.20am Sunday morning.

The three victims were travelling north at the time of the accident.

Their car collided with a truck travelling in the opposite direction.

The Rockhampton truck driver was taken to Gympie Hospital with a broken nose and other injuries.

Investigations are continuing into the cause of the crash.

UPDATE MONDAY 9AM: Investigations into what caused a crash that claimed the lives of three people, including two young children, are ongoing. 

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A spokesman from Queensland Police Media said there was currently no information available about where the three people, including a 45-year-old man, a 9-year-old boy and a 1-year-old girl, were from.

He said all three victims were travelling in the same car and were known to each other.

Investigations are continuing.

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11.45PM: POLICE have confirmed a one-year-old girl has died in hospital.

The toddler was airlifted in a critical condition to Lady Cilento Children's Hospital after a horrific two-vehicle crash near Gunalda on Sunday.

 A 45-year-old man and a nine-year-old male passenger were pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigations are continuing.

4.50PM: POLICE have confirmed a second person has died as a result of this morning's crash. 

The crash, which involved a car and truck, occurred on the stretch of the Bruce Highway between Tiaro and Gympie about 11.20am.

The car was travelling north when it collided with a truck travelling south.

The car burst into flame on impact.

A 45-year-old man and a nine-year-old male passenger were pronounced dead at the scene.

A one-year-old girl, also a passenger in the car, was airlifted to the Lady Cilento Children's Hospital in a critical condition.

Two RACQ LifeFlight Rescue Helicopters responded to the horror crash, one each from Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast where they landed on the highway near the scene.  

The truck driver was taken to Gympie Hospital in a stable condition.

The crash scene at Gunalda.
The crash scene at Gunalda. Contributed / Clayton's Towing F

4PM: POLICE have confirmed one person has died as a result of this morning's horror crash near Gunalda about 5km north of Curra.

The crash, which involved a car and truck, occurred on the stretch of the Bruce Highway between Tiaro and Gympie about 11.20am.

The car was travelling north when it collided with a truck travelling south.

The car burst into flame on impact.

One person, who was travelling in the car, died at the scene while serious concerns are held for the two other car passengers.

Two RACQ LifeFlight Rescue Helicopters responded to the horror crash, one each from Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast where they landed on the highway near the scene.  

The truck driver was taken to Gympie Hospital in a stable condition.

2.15PM: THE Bruce Highway will stay closed as emergency services remain at the scene of this morning's two-vehicle crash.

The incident, which involved a car and truck, occurred about 11.30am on Sunday.

Four people - two adults and two children - were in the car at the time of the incident.

Two RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopters were tasked to the scene, as both Brisbane- and Sunshine Coast-based crews attended.

The Forensic Crash Unit are investigating.

Police suggested using the Maryborough-Cooloola Rd as an alternate route.

1.15PM: TWO RACQ LifeFlight helicopters are at the scene of a horrific two-vehicle crash.

The Bruce Highway is expected to be closed for several hours after this morning's serious crash near Gunalda, about 5km north of Curra.

The incident, which involved a car and truck, occurred about 11.30am on Sunday.

Four people - two adults and two children - are being assessed by Queensland Ambulance Service personnel, though there is no update on their condition.

Both the Brisbane-based and Sunshine Coast-based crews have attended the scene.

Police suggested using the Maryborough-Cooloola Rd as an alternate route.

12.35PM: THE Bruce Highway could be closed for several hours after this morning's serious crash.

Four people - two adults and two children - are being assessed by Queensland Ambulance Service personnel, though there is no update on their condition.

The RACQ LifeFlight helicpoter has been dispatched to the scene, and Queensland Police indicated those involved could be seriously injured.

The incident, which involved a car and a truck, occurred near the United service station near Gunalda.

Police suggested using the Maryborough-Cooloola Rd as an alternate route.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services personnel received a report about a car and truck fire about 11.30am.

12.10PM: THE RACQ LifeFLight helicopter has been dispatched after this morning's serious crash near Gunalda.

Two adults and two children are being assessed by Queensland Ambulance Service personnel, though there is no update on their condition.

The Brisbane-based LifeFlight chopper was undertaking a hospital transfer but was retasked to attend the crash.

The Bruce Highway is closed in both directions at Gunalda after a serious two-vehicle crash involving a car and truck.

The incident occurred near the United service station near Gunalda.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services personnel received a report about a car and truck fire about 11.30am.

11.55AM: THE Bruce Highway is closed in both directions near Gunalda after a serious two-vehicle crash involving a car and truck.

The incident occurred near the United service station near Gunalda.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services personnel received a report about a car and truck fire about 11.30am.

It is understood the two vehicles were involved in the serious crash, and the car has then caught fire. Crews are also responding to a small grass fire.

All emergency services are on their way to the scene.

Local diversions are in place but motorists should expect lengthy delays, and possibly delay their travel.

More to come.

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EARLIER: QUEENSLAND Fire and Emergency Services are on their way to a vehicle fire on the Bruce Highway.

The incident was reported as a car and truck fire at 11.30am.

QFES crews are currently en route to the United service station near Gunalda.

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