Fatal crash victim a young mother

Update: THE 19-year-old woman who died in a head-on collision on the Bruce Highway late Monday afternoon is believed to be a young mother from the Gladstone region.

However, police last night would neither confirm nor deny the woman's name.

The Bully believes that the woman who died after her vehicle collided with a truck north of Benaraby just after 5pm was Horotia Mahaki.

 

Woman dies after Bruce Hwy crash

A 19-YEAR-OLD woman died after her vehicle collided head on with a truck on the Bruce Highway at Benaraby late this afternoon.

A Gladstone police man said the highway is expected to be closed until after midnight, however diversions are in place.

He said the road would be closed for so long due to a spill of about 600 litres of diesel from the truck.

Initial investigations indicate about 5.15pm the 19-year-old woman, the sole occupant of a sedan, died after her vehicle collided head-on with a prime mover North of Benaraby.

The Forensic Crash Unit is investigating.

The driver of the truck was taken to Gladstone Hospital with a suspected broken leg and other non-life threatening injuries.