June 9, 2024

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A devastating Kingsthorpe crash on the Warrego Highway west of Toowoomba has claimed the life of a driver following a collision with a cattle truck.

Kingsthorpe Crash Overview
The fatal incident occurred on Sunday afternoon around 2 pm on the Warrego Highway at Kingsthorpe, near Oakey. The collision involved a small sedan and a cattle truck, resulting in the death of the sedan’s driver.

Aftermath of the Kingsthorpe Crash
The truck driver escaped physical harm but was taken to Toowoomba Hospital as a precautionary measure. The crash caused significant disruption, with the truck rolling and falling onto powerlines, and some cattle escaping from the truck.

Kingsthorpe Crash Investigation Underway
Police are currently investigating the cause of the Kingsthorpe crash, with Senior Sergeant Matt Stevens acknowledging that a number of factors will need to be considered. Forensic crash experts are examining the scene to determine the circumstances that led to the collision.

Witness Appeal
Police are urging anyone who witnessed the Kingsthorpe crash or has any information that could assist with the investigation to come forward.

This tragic incident marks the second serious crash near Toowoomba on Sunday, following a fatal rollover earlier in the day. The Kingsthorpe crash serves as a somber reminder of the dangers of the road. Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the deceased driver.