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Chinchilla man killed in horror highway crash

A police officer at work at the scene of the crash near the intersection of the Leichhardt Hwy and Fairy Meadow Rd, south of Miles earlier today.
A police officer at work at the scene of the crash near the intersection of the Leichhardt Hwy and Fairy Meadow Rd, south of Miles earlier today.

A 90-YEAR-OLD Chinchilla man was the victim of a tragic traffic crash 13km south of Miles this afternoon.

Police said preliminary information suggested a truck and van collided around 1.30pm on the Liechhardt Highway near the intersection of Fairy Meadow Road.

A 90-year-old Chinchillla man, a passenger from the van, was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Another passenger from the van, an 82-year-old Chinchilla woman, was airlifted to hospital with serious injuries.

Two other male passengers of the van aged 90 and 87 and the 75-year-old male driver received minor injuries.

The 28-year-old male truck driver from Chinchilla was uninjured.

The Forensic Crash Unit are investigating and the highway is expected to open in the next hour.

If you have information for police, contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using the online form 24hrs per day.

You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers, a registered charity and community volunteer organisation, by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24hrs per day.

Topics:  chinchilla crash fatal miles


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