Emergency services on scene of a single-vehicle crash and car fire which spread to nearby bushland this monring.
Emergency services on scene of a single-vehicle crash and car fire which spread to nearby bushland this monring.

Woman, 50, dies in early morning highway crash

UPDATE: A 50-YEAR-OLD Stony Creek woman has been confirmed as the driver who died in a fiery crash on the D'Aguilar Highway this morning. 

A Queensland Police Service spokesperson said the woman was travelling east in a BMW sedan between Woodford and Caboolture when she came off the road and collided with a barrier about 4.30am. 

The vehicle caught fire and spread to nearby bushland with three fire crews required to bring the blaze under control. 

The woman died on scene and the Forensic Crash Unit are continuing their investigations. 

EARLIER: A PERSON has died in a fiery crash on a rural highway stretch this morning.

The Queensland Police Service is on scene conducting traffic control on a section of the D'Aguilar Highway, Barcalba between Woodford and Caboolture.

A Queensland Fire and Emergency Services spokeswoman said the vehicle caught alight and spread to nearby bushland following the crash about 5.40am.

Three fire crews attended and had extinguished the blaze about 6.30am.

Emergency services could not provide further information on the victim or crash at this time. 

The highway was closed in both directions for a number of hours.

INITIAL REPORT: A PATIENT was critically injured in a single-vehicle crash and fire, which has spread to nearby bushland.

The D'Aguilar Highway, Bracalba is closed in both directions and police and firefighters remain on scene at the stretch between Woodford and Caboolture.

The Queensland Ambulance Service reports the crash occurred about 5.40am, and they have since left scene.

"A patient with critical injuries was assessed but not transported to hospital," the QAS spokeswoman said.

A Queensland Fire and Emergency Service spokeswoman said three crews attended, and one remained.

They could not confirm if the fire was under control as of 7.30am, or how far it had spread from the car.

A Queensland Police Service spokesman said police remain on scene and the road is expected to be closed until at least 9am.

Further information to come when available.

 

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