February 18, 2023

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The Forensic Crash Unit are investigating following a fatal traffic crash between Mount Isa and Cloncurry last night (February 17).

Initial information indicates just before 11.30pm a vehicle with four occupants was heading toward Cloncurry on the Barkly Highway when the driver lost control of the vehicle, leaving the roadway.

The 17-year-old male driver was declared deceased at the scene.

A 17-year-old female passenger was transported to the Mount Isa Hospital in a critical condition.

Another 17-year-old female passenger and an 18-year-old man were treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

The Forensic Crash Unit investigation is ongoing.

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