Police have made heartbreaking discoveries about the young couple involved in the horrific highway crash that claimed the life of a 29-year-old woman
A woman was killed in a single-car crash that left her partner with minor injuries he was planning to propose to
Heartbreaking details of a horrific single car accident have revealed the couple involved were soon to get engaged before the accident ended their lives.
A woman, 29, was in the middle of a drive from Mackay to Brisbane with her partner, 28, when their white Mitsubishi wagon overturned in St Lawrence just after 7am on July 3.
The male driver and female passenger left a straight stretch of Bruce Highway before veering off the road about 2km south of Waverley Creek.
The woman was partially ejected from the wagon during the crash and died at the scene, while her partner was taken to hospital for his injuries.
It has since been revealed that the male driver was planning to propose to his partner before the fatal accident.
Heartbreaking details of a horrific single car crash have revealed the couple involved were soon-to-be-married before the crash ended their lives.
The Bruce Highway was closed for several hours as police and emergency services worked to assess the situation.
After RACQ CapRescue flew the man to Rockhampton Hospital for treatment he was extricated from the crash site so the rescue helicopter could reach him.
He has since been released from the hospital.
The couple had both arrived from Hungary shortly before deciding to move to the city and were packed with personal belongings when their car overturned.
After rolling, the wagon returned to its upright position and rested on its rear wheels until emergency personnel arrived.
Weather conditions prior to the accident were mildly wet, with occasional rain before the crash, but it is unknown if this contributed to the incident.
Police are appealing for any witnesses, or anyone who may have dashcam footage from that day, to help with their ongoing investigation.
The couple had both arrived from Hungary shortly before deciding to move from Mackay to Brisbane. Their car was full of personal belongings when it overturned
Two more fatal accidents occurred in the Mackay and Whitsundays regions within 10 days of following the rolling wagon on the St. Lawrence.
Police are addressing the issue, asking drivers to increase road safety and vigilance in the area.
The road death toll in the Mackay district for 2023 now stands at eight, up from around 10 deaths in the whole of 2020.
Road deaths in Mackay have skyrocketed since the start of the decade, with five deaths in one week in May 2022.
‘We pushed the deadly five [message] Time and time again, and what we’ve seen recently and sadly, throughout May, people are choosing to ignore messages from Queensland Police and our partner emergency services,’ Acting Inspector Jeremy Novosel told the Courier Mail at the time.
‘It’s devastating for everyone involved. It’s devastating for families. It is devastating for the police, who have to deliver one of the most difficult messages in our job.’
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