Woman and child dead after truck and car collide on Queensland highway

Woman and child dead after truck and car collide on Queensland highway
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A woman and a child died when a truck and a car collided on a North Queensland highway.

The crash took place on the Flinders Highway near Mingela about 7.10am on Tuesday.

Police investigating the crash say a 49-year-old woman and an eight-year-old girl were killed.

The Holden Barina they were in collided with a truck.

Paramedics tended to the pair but both were pronounced dead at the scene.

A woman and a child died when a truck and a car collided on a North Queensland highway. Credit: Georgia Simpson/7NEWS

The truck driver sustained injuries to his leg and was airlifted to Townsville University Hospital for treatment.

Detectives from the Forensic Crash Unit are continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding the crash.



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