Passenger killed but driver lives in Sunshine Motorway crash

A 31-year-old man has died in a single-vehicle crash at Coolum Beach overnight.

Police say around a car traveling south along the Sunshine Motorway around 11:15pm lost control and crashed into trees.

The vehicle has rolled a number of times before stopping.

The 31-year-old Palmview man who died at the scene was a passenger.

The 23-year-old driver suffered minor injuries and was taken to Kawana Hospital.

The Sunshine Motorway was closed between Coolum-Yandina Rd and the Peregian Springs roundabout for two hours while the Forensic Crash Unit commenced investigations.

Investigations are continuing.

Topics:  fatal crash fatality

Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Region faces wild wind

DESTROYED: Half of the roof of the Moranbah home was ripped off from the 104km/h wind.

Moranbah residents say weather is worse than the cyclone.

Heroic rescue saves life

CLOSE CALL: Leslie Cruthers and Buddha at the spot the playful pup fell into the Nogoa River.

Kayakers rush to save dog walker clinging to riverbank.

National super star at age 13

Competing in Rotorua, New Zealand earlier this year.

Dingo local takes on international motocross competition.

Local Partners