Five dead in horror day on Qld roads

RACQ has grave concerns at the state of Queensland's road toll, following a shocking end to the school holidays.

Five people died on Sunday, and a sixth person remained in a critical condition following four separate fatal crashes across the State.

RACQ’s Lauren Ritchie said the road toll was now 130, up by five lives on the same time last year.

“We are terrified this is the beginning of a terrible trend. To see we lost so many people in just one day is nothing short of tragic,” Ms Ritchie said.

“The July road toll nearly doubled in just one day, and sits at 11 for the month.”

Forensic police crash investigators will continue examining the wreckages today, including piecing together information about one crash west of Toowoomba.

 

Emergency services were called to a car on fire on Wallumbilla North, when fire crews found two bodies inside.

It appeared the car veered off the road and crashed into a tree before the fire started.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.