UPDATE: Crash victim identified as Townsville woman
UPDATE: POLICE have identified the woman killed in Tuesday afternoon's horror crash on Selma Rd at Lynette Morris, 58, of Townsville.
She was killed when her black vintage motorbike collided with an emu about 4.15pm Tuesday, about 1km from the Gregory Hwy intersection heading toward Fairbairn Dam.
ONE woman is dead and a man is in hospital after an horrific motorcycle crash near Emerald on Tuesday afternoon.
The CQ News has learnt two people riding a black vintage bike collided with an emu about 4.15pm on Selma Rd, on a straight stretch about 1km from the Gregory Hwy intersection.
The woman was pronounced dead at the scene, while the man was airlifted to a Rockhampton hospital.
It was reported the pair was from Mt Low near Townsville.
An Emerald firefighter drove an ambulance while two paramedics worked to stabilise the man who had sustained possible internal injuries, head injuries and lacerations. He was taken to Emerald Hospital for further treatment. His condition was unknown.
"There was a male and a female and a vintage motorbike with a sidecar and an emu has come out in front of them causing them to leave the road," an emergency services officer said.
"Passers-by pulled up and attempted to assist the couple."
Emerald firefighters remained on scene to assist the Forensic Crash Unit investigators.