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UPDATE: Other car crash teen in hospital in 'stable' condition

AN ANGEL: Tributes are flowing for Jimmy Bryant, the 17-year-old killed in a crash on Friday afternoon.
AN ANGEL: Tributes are flowing for Jimmy Bryant, the 17-year-old killed in a crash on Friday afternoon.

WHAT WE KNOW

  • Single vehicle crash on Eichmanns Rd near Thangool
  • Five seniors from Biloela State High School were involved
  • 17-year-old Jimmy Bryant has been confirmed deceased
  • One teenager is believed to have broken his vertebrae and was airlifted to Rockhampton Hospital
  • Three teenagers were transported by Queensland Ambulance to Biloela Hospital
  • Family members started to arrive at the scene around 5pm

LATEST

Another of the teenagers injured in a single-vehicle traffic crash at Thangool on Friday afternoon remains in Rockhampton Hospital in a stable condition.

Rhees Jewess was one of five people in the sedan which rolled on Eichmanns Rd and was airlifted to hospital with a fractured vertebra.

Three others were treated at the scene while 17-year-old Jimmy Bryant was found deceased when emergency services arrived.

Biloela State High School is offering counselling support for students.

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John Adie, Principal, Biloela State High School has issued the following statement about the death of student Jimmy Bryant.

"The Biloela State High School community is deeply saddened by the loss of our much beloved Year 12 student, Jimmy Bryant. Jimmy was a lively and happy young man and was a popular school leader.

He was involved and engaged in many aspects of the school including as a house captain, student mentor and member of the cricket team.

Jimmy will be deeply missed by the entire school community. On behalf of my staff and students, our solemn condolences go out to his loved ones at this difficult time.

Our school is offering a range of support services, including guidance officers and chaplains, to any students or staff who require it."

Jimmy will be deeply missed by the entire school community


SUNDAY

TRIBUTES are flowing for Jimmy Bryant, the 17-year-old killed in a single vehicle crash on Friday afternoon. 

Friends have described Jimmy as "one heck of an amazing angel" and a "true friend".

>> Send your tributes to Jimmy here

Thangool teenager Jimmy Bryant, 17 died in a single vehicle crash 10kms south of Biloela on Elchmann's Rd when the sedan he was travelling in rolled off the road.

Four other young men, students from Biloela State High school, were in the car at the time and all were injured in the crash. One was airlifted to hospital.

In response to the tragedy, Biloela State High School invited the community to come together at the school on Saturday and Sunday morning for support sessions with trained staff.

In a letter addressed to parents, Biloela State High School Principal John Adie said the session would give students a chance to express their grief.

"...the school has implemented a plan that allows students an opportunity to talk about their thoughts and feeling with trained professional staff," Mr Adie wrote. 

"Anticipating that your child may have a reaction to this event, we have some information available to you at your request which could be helpful…"

Need to talk? Call Lifeline on 13 11 14.


EARLIER: Police have identified the man who lost his life in this afternoon's crash as a 17-year-old from Thangool.

Around 4pm, emergency services were called to a single vehicle sedan crash on Elchmanns Road.

A sedan carrying five people, driven by a 17-year-old man, appeared to have rolled around 10kms south of Biloela.

Upon arrival, police located the driver deceased at the scene.

TOO YOUNG: Thangool teenager Jimmy Bryant, 17 died in a single vehicle crash 10kms south of Biloela on Friday afternoon.
TOO YOUNG: Thangool teenager Jimmy Bryant, 17 died in a single vehicle crash 10kms south of Biloela on Friday afternoon.

Three male passengers, aged in their late teens, were treated for their injuries at the scene by the Queensland Ambulance Service. Another passenger, also a male, was airlifted for treatment of serious injuries.

The Forensic Crash Unit will continue to investigate this crash. There is no further information available at this stage.

BREAKING 4.30PM: EMERGENCY crews are on scene at a serious single-vehicle crash off the Burnett Highway near Thangool. 

Initial reports suggest five people have been injured in the incident on Eichmanns Rd. 

Further reports suggest up to four people will be transported to hospital, with one person suffering a head injury expected to be airlifted by the rescue helicopter. 

Motorists in the area are urged to give way to emergency services vehicles and drive to the conditions. 

More updates to come. 

A Thangool teenager was killed, and four others injured, in a crash on Friday afternoon.
A Thangool teenager was killed, and four others injured, in a crash on Friday afternoon. RACQ Capricorn Helicopter Rescue Service

The spokesperson confirmed another teenager is being airlifted by the RACQ Capricorn Rescue Helicopter Service with head injuries to Rockhampton Hospital. 

A further three teenagers are being transported by Queensland Amublance. 

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