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Two die in Mountain Creek crash

A car containing two people erupted into flames as it collided with a tree at Mountain Creek last night. Both people were killed.
A car containing two people erupted into flames as it collided with a tree at Mountain Creek last night. Both people were killed.

POLICE are trying to locate the driver of a red Holden Commodore who may have seen a car crash that killed two people late last night.

The red Commodore, which has a rear spoiler and lowered suspension, was last seen heading south on Golf Links Rd where it then turned left on to Karawatha Dr.

Police would like to speak to any witness who could help shed light on the crash.

Officers from the Forensic Crash Unit have spent today at the scene, measuring tire marks as part of their investigation into what caused the tragedy on Golf Links Rd.

Police will compile a report that will look at, among other things, how fast the car was traveling when it was wrapped around a tree at Mountain Creek about 11.40pm.

The sedan was found well ablaze when police arrived.

The bodies of the driver and passenger were found when the fire was extinguished.

Last night's tragedy is just near where three teenagers were killed and another was left fighting for her life in November 2006.

The tragedy, which seasoned police and rescue workers described as the worst they had ever seen, sent shockwaves through the Sunshine Coast.

Travis Guerin, 18, and Joel Doyle, 19, both of Maroochydore, and 15-year-old Nakita Deacon from Chevallum were killed instantly when their V8 Holden Statesman slammed into a tree at the intersection of Karawatha Drive and Saratoga Drive about 1.40am.

Initial reports suggest the sedan involved last night was heading up Karawatha Drive before it lost control on Golf Links Road.

Forensic Crash Unit officers attended and investigations are continuing.

The identities of the two deceased are unknown so far.

Police went to the address of where the car was registered but the driver no longer lived there.

Anyone with information that could assist police with their investigations should contact Crime Stoppers anonymously via 1800 333 000 or crimestoppers.com.au 24hrs a day.

Tributes and further information can be sent to editorial@scnews.com.au

Topics:  crash fatal golf mountain creek


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