Boy killed, girl fighting for life in 'stolen car' rollover

A 17-year-old boy has been killed and a 15-year-old girl left in a critical condition after a single vehicle rollover in Central Queensland overnight.

Police are investigating the fatal car crash in Blackwater.

Preliminary investigations indicate, around 11.15pm, a car was involved in a single vehicle crash on Columba Access Rd.

The car crashed into the level crossing boom gate.

There were two people in the car. 

The scene where a 17-year-old boy has been killed and a 15-year-old girl left in a critical condition.
The scene where a 17-year-old boy has been killed and a 15-year-old girl left in a critical condition. Contributed

The 17-year-old boy was pronounced dead at the scene.

A 15-year-old girl was first transported to Blackwater Hospital and then on to Rockhampton Hospital by helicopter. A Central Queensland Hospital and Health Service spokeswoman said the 15-year-old girl is in a critical condition. She has now been airlifted to the children's hospital in Brisbane, where she is fighting for life.

The car was allegedly stolen earlier in the evening from the car park of a hotel on Railway St.

Forensic Crash Unit is investigating. Anyone in the area with dashcam footage is urged to contact police.

The scene where a 17-year-old boy has been killed and a 15-year-old girl left in a critical condition.
The scene where a 17-year-old boy has been killed and a 15-year-old girl left in a critical condition. Contributed


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