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Crash unit appeals for dashcam footage after Stanwell tragedy

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Rockhampton Forensic Crash Unit officers investigating the fatal traffic crash at Stanwell in Central Queensland earlier this week are appealing for witnesses and dashcam vision.

Just after midday on Monday, October 11 a rear-end collision occurred at a roadworks site, in the eastbound lane of the Capricornia Highway, involving a stationary ambulance and a white single-tanker truck.

Two male passengers, aged 87 and 65, in the back of the ambulance died at the scene.

The male driver of the single-tanker truck was flown from the scene by RACQ Capricorn Rescue to Rockhampton Hospital in a serious condition.

Two additional passengers in the ambulance were also transported to the hospital where they remain in a stable condition.

Anyone who witnessed the incident and has not yet spoken to police, or anyone travelling on the Capricornia Highway between Gogango and Gracemere between 10am and 12.30pm with relevant dashcam vision of the truck, or ambulance, is urged to contact police.

If you have information for police, contact Policelink by providing information using the online suspicious activity form 24hrs per day at www.police.qld.gov.au/reporting.

Report crime information anonymously via Crime Stoppers. Call 1800 333 000 or report online at www.crimestoppersqld.com.au.

Quote this reference number: QP2101900702.

Senior Sergeant Findlater told media yesterday that the Forensic Crash Unit would map the crash scene to determine exactly what happened and would speak to the truck driver and other witnesses.

“I believe there will also be a review done by Workplace Health and Safety because it is a [roadworks] workplace,” he said.

He said the investigation would likely consider whether signage was adequate, and a final report would then go to the coroner.

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