A car accident 2km west of Biloela claimed the life of a man.
A car accident 2km west of Biloela claimed the life of a man. Submitted

Man killed in crash, two injured

A MAN in his 20s was killed after a two-vehicle crash, 2kms west of Biloela on the Dawson Highway, yesterday afternoon.

The Forensic Crash Unit is investigating the accident which occurred about 1.40pm.

A car and utility collided on the Dawson Highway, and the driver of the car, believed to be a man in his 20s, died at the scene.

Two female passengers, also aged in their 20s, sustained injuries and were taken to hospital.

The driver of the utility was not injured.

The Dawson Highway was closed for many hours, with traffic diversions in place and police expected it to be reopened by 7pm last night.

Meanwhile, in the Gladstone Police District, police say they caught six people drink-driving.

Police conducted random breath tests on the six drivers at Benaraby, Mt Alma, Agnes Water, Miriam Vale and two on the Dawson Highway.

A 22-year-old Gladstone male returned a RBT reading of 0.102 after police pulled the motorist over at 3.50pm yesterday.

Gladstone Water Police were kept busy baby-sitting a seal frolicking in Auckland Creek near the power station.

The Gladstone ambulance and fire services both reported no incidents over the weekend.

Gladstone Volunteer Marine Rescue’s Brian Haydon said it was so quiet over the weekend that the VMR volunteers caught up on paperwork.

“It’s been very quiet,” he said.

Mr Haydon said the lack of vessels on the water could have had something to do with weather conditions.

“It’s been pretty choppy and windy out there,” he said.

Mr Haydon said there were reports of two-metres seas and 30 knots winds.



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