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Man killed at Glamorgan Vale

LATEST: A man has died and a woman was injured following the fourth fatal crash in the Ipswich region this month.

A Holden Astra sedan was travelling west along Glamorgan Vale Rd about 10.45am yesterday when the driver lost control and hit an embankment and a tree.

The driver, a local man, died at the scene; however a female passenger - also from the local area - sustained only minor injuries and was walking and talking to emergency services after the crash.

She was airlifted to hospital for treatment.

Ipswich Senior Sergeant Gerry Ould said the forensic crash unit would investigate whether the sedan skidded after hitting a gravel shoulder about 100m before the impact.

"All we can say for certain is that the vehicle has ended up on the incorrect side of Glamorgan Vale Rd and hit an embankment - and possibly a tree," Snr Sgt Ould said.

One person was killed and another airlifted to hospital after a single-vehicle rollover on Glamorgan Vale Road at Glamorgan Vale on Friday. Photo: Rob Williams / The Queensland Times
One person was killed and another airlifted to hospital after a single-vehicle rollover on Glamorgan Vale Road at Glamorgan Vale on Friday. Photo: Rob Williams / The Queensland Times Rob Williams

 

"Whether it came as a result of hitting the gravel and over-correcting, or just inattention, we are not sure."

Snr Sgt Ould said police were yet to ascertain what speed the vehicle was travelling at the time.

The crash occurred at the intersection of Glamorgan Vale Rd and Fernvale Rd - about 1km before Glamorgan Vale State School - with the Rescue 500 chopper landing in a nearby paddock to transport the female passenger.

Police closed off a 300m section of Glamorgan Vale Rd as the investigation into the cause of the crash got underway.

Tragically, the man is the fourth person to die in crashes on Ipswich roads this month - a horror statistic that police are desperate to get under control.

Snr Sgt Ould urged motorists to think about the Fatal Five before getting behind the wheel.

 

POLICE UPDATE, FRIDAY: Police are investigating a fatal traffic crash that occurred at Glamorgan Vale this morning.

Initial investigations indicate about 10.45am a car rolled near the intersection Fernvale and Glamorgan Vale roads.

A man has died at the scene.

A woman has been airlifted to the Princess Alexandra Hospital.

The Forensic Crash Unit is investigating.

 

11AM: A man is dead and a woman has been airlifted to hospital following a single-vehicle rollover at Glamorgan Vale this morning.

The crash occurred shortly before 11am at the corner of Fernvale Rd and Glamorgan Rd.

The Forensic Crash Unit is investigating.

Updates to follow.

 

Emergency services are at the scene of a fatal traffic crash at Glamorgan Vale this morning.
Emergency services are at the scene of a fatal traffic crash at Glamorgan Vale this morning. Rob Williams

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