Calliope Police Sergeant Mick Despot and Mt Larcom Police Senior Constable Alistair Mearns examine the car
Calliope Police Sergeant Mick Despot and Mt Larcom Police Senior Constable Alistair Mearns examine the car

Accident victim's name released

By CHRIS LYNCHchrisl@gladstoneobserver.com.au

THE name of a 26-year-old Sarina woman who died during a two-ve- hicle traffic accident 17 kilometres south of Mount Larcom was released by police yesterday.

Mt Larcom Senior Constable Alistair Mearns said Priscilla Kristy Lapworth died instantly when the car she and her 24-yearold sister Jeanine were travelling in collided with another vehicle around 8pm on Sunday night.

"The two sisters were heading south from Mackay to Brisbane or possibly the North Coast when they hit a kangaroo,'' Snr Const Mearns said.

"The vehicle went off the lefthand side of the road and skidded sideways and then backwards into the path of a north-bound sedan.

"The woman was killed instantly."

Snr Const Mearns said Jeanine sustained a cut to her throat. A 47-year-old man from Rock- hampton was the sole occupant of the northbound car, and suffered chest injuries.

"Both were conscious and talking (at the scene) and could have probably walked but we stretchered them as a precaution,'' Snr Const Mearns said.

"From there they were transported by the Queensland Ambulance Service to Gladstone Hospital . The Rockhampton man suffered a fractured sternum and significant bruising.

Jeanine Lapworth was released from Gladstone Hospital yesterday with numerous stitches to her neck.

Meanwhile, a man injured in a head-on collision 15 kilometres north of Mount Larcom on Friday has had his left leg amputated below the knee, according to Snr Const Mearns.

He was initially flown from the scene to Rockhampton, then to Brisbane where the surgery was performed.



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