Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Woman dies in Southedge crash

A woman has died and a four-year-old boy has been seriously injured in a two-vehicle traffic crash at Southedge, near Mareeba yesterday afternoon.

Preliminary investigations indicate that at around 3.40pm a sedan was travelling north on the Mulligan Highway, when it has collided with a truck heading south.

The driver of the sedan, a 39-year-old Mareeba woman, sustained critical injuries and was airlifted to Cairns Base Hospital where she later passed away.

A four-year-old boy, travelling in the sedan was also airlifted to Townsville Hospital, where he remains in a serious but stable condition.

The truck driver, a 60-year-old man from Atherton, was not physically injured.

The Forensic Crash Unit continues to investigate the crash.

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