Highway reopens after double fatality near Tiaro

The highway has reopened at Tiaro following a crash that claimed two lives on the Bruce Highway near Wilsons Rd in Tiaro on Monday afternoon.

A spokesman from Queensland Police Media confirmed traffic was now flowing in both lanes after the highway was closed after the fatal crash, which resulted in three cars being engulfed by flames.

The spokesman said the two people who were airlifted from the scene remained in a critical but stable condition, while two people who were taken from the scene by ambulance were in a stable condition.

The spokesman said police were still identifying the two people who lost their lives.

The age and gender of the two could not yet be released.


EARLIER: Two people are dead following a horrific crash on the Fraser Coast.

Three cars caught fire after the crash on the Bruce Hwy, which happened just after 3pm on Monday. 

Police have confirmed the multi-vehicle crash led to at least two fatalities, which occurred at the intersection of Bruce Hwy and Wilson Rd in Tiaro.

Emergency crews are at the scene.

A Queensland Ambulance spokeswoman said two helicopters had been sent to the scene and eight patients had received transport or treatment. 

Two people - a woman in her 50s with an abdominal injury and a man in his 20s with a leg fracture - are being flown out by chopper.

Two others are being transported by road in a stable condition while four more people involved in the crash did not require transportation.


The Bruce Hwy has been blocked from all directions at the area 6km south of Maryborough, with diversions in place at Mungar Rd and Maryborough-Cooloola Rd.


Motorists are being urged to avoid the area and the crash is expected to add to what has already been a nightmarish day.

Earlier today a seven car pile-up led to extensive delays after a crash near Gympie.

More to come.

Topics:  fcbreaking fcpolice fraser coast

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