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Driver charged over fatal Warwick crash

Detectives have today arrested and charged a local man following investigations into a fatal traffic crash which claimed the life of a 76-year-old man in Warwick.

A 22-year-old man is due to appear in the Warwick Magistrates Court this afternoon charged with dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing death and leaving scene without obtaining help, and dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing grievous bodily harm and leaving scene without obtaining help.

The joint investigation between the Darling Downs District Forensic Crash Unit and Warwick detectives is ongoing with police continuing to appeal for information or motorists with relevant dashcam vision to contact them.

Police say their inquiries indicate that at around 3.55pm on 14 September, a Ford Falcon utility vehicle has travelled through the intersection of Myall Avenue and Wood Street and stuck a Porsche travelling along Wood Street.

As a result of the collision the Porsche has overturned and struck a Commodore sedan, travelling west of Wood Street.

Sadly, the 76-year-old driver of the Porsche died at the scene as a result of his injuries. The 77-year-old passenger of the vehicle was seriously injured and was airlifted to Brisbane for further treatment.

Police would like to thank the Warwick community for their support and assistance during this investigation. They say information and CCTV provided through various sources has provided a significant amount of assistance to the investigation.

If you have information for police, contact Policelink by providing information using the online suspicious activity form 24hrs per day at www.police.qld.gov.au/reporting or call 131 444.

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