Man dead, woman critical in Easter Monday highway crash near Koumala, central Queensland

A man is believed to have died and several other people are injured following a two vehicle crash on a Queensland highway this morning.

Paramedics, including critical care and a rescue helicopter, were called to a crash on the Bruce Highway near Koumala, south of Mackay around 10.25 am.

Queensland Ambulance Service confirmed a car and motorbike collided near the highway’s McNeil Road intersection.

Rescue helicopter attends serious crash on Queensland highway. (RACQ Lifeflight)

“Paramedics, including critical care and a rescue helicopter are responding to a serious vehicle and motorcycle crash,” a spokesperson for the service said.

“Seven people were assessed.”

The man on the motorbike, found in a critical condition is believed to have died.

A woman in the other vehicle has been airlifted to Townsville University Hospital in a critical condition.

Five others, including two children, have been assessed by paramedics and transported by road to Mackay Base Hospital.

All five of these patients are in a stable condition.

A woman was airlifted to Townsville Hospital in a critical condition. (Google Maps)

Queensland Ambulance Service confirmed a woman in her 30s was treated for shoulder and pelvic injuries.

The two children, a man in his 40s and a woman in her 60s were also transported as a precaution.

Northbound lanes of traffic closed since the incident have since reopened following heavy delays this morning.

A family listens to the radio in 1930

The BBC announces ‘there is no news’ today

Investigations are continuing.

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