Principal Guy Hendriks of Roma State College said the community is in a state of mourning after the loss of one of their students.
Principal Guy Hendriks of Roma State College said the community is in a state of mourning after the loss of one of their students.

Roma school principal mourns tragic loss of student

THE Roma State College community is in a state of mourning by the sudden and tragic passing of one of their students.

A 10-year-old Roma State College student was one of the two boys killed in a car crash on a rural property at Mount Abundance on Sunday.

Roma State College principal Guy Hendriks said the boy was a bright and enthusiastic young student who will be greatly missed by all his friends and teachers.

"Our thoughts and sincere sympathies go out to his family, friends and loved ones during this difficult time," Mr Hendriks said.

"Support is being provided to students and staff, and guidance counsellors are available to provide support in any way they can and for as long as it is needed."

Initial reports from police indicated that just before 11.50am on Sunday, May 24, four people were travelling in a vehicle along a dirt track when it hit a ditch and rolled.

A 10-year-old from Mount Abundance and a 16-year-old from Brisbane passed away at the scene.

Two 16-year-old boys were transported to Roma Hospital with serious injuries.

Detective sergeant Scott Jackson from the Major and Organised Crime Squad (Rural) said the two boys that were transported to hospital remain in a stable condition.

The detective said what caused the crash is yet to be fully determined.

"We are looking at all the aspects... but at this stage it's too early to tell exactly what was the cause of the accident," he said.

Roma patrol inspector Ray Vine attended the scene on Sunday and said forensic crash investigators are still determining the cause of the incident.


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