A single bunch of flowers has been laid at the site where a 21-year-old man died overnight.
A single bunch of flowers has been laid at the site where a 21-year-old man died overnight. john mccutcheon

Sombre scene shows remnants of life lost

LATEST: A BUNCH of flowers stands among the debris left across a leafy footpath by the Coast's latest road tragedy.

Passers-by slowed and some stopped as they drove by the Queen St crash scene where a young man lost his life on Sunday night. 

A pair of black Dunlop Volley safety shoes, strewn metres apart, a smashed fishing tackle box and empty shoe boxes remain among the broken branches.

A tree broken off at ground level lies across the footpath, which has been cordoned off as a restricted area.

It is a sombre scene.

Kings Beach resident of 24 years Lynda Dennis stopped out of curiosity with her young daughters.

Ms Dennis drives the route daily.

She didn't know the victim but was shocked by the scene.

She had heard last night, while at the Caloundra Music Festival, there had been a bad crash.

"When I read it my heart just stopped a little bit," Ms Dennis said.

"My heart just goes out to the poor person."

The Forensic Crash Unit is investigating the cause.


UPDATE: A MAN who was trapped after a single-vehicle crash at Little Mountain, west of Caloundra, on Sunday night died. 

Two people were in the car when the crash happened on Queen St shortly after 6pm.

Police say early investigations indicate a utility vehicle was travelling west when it overtook another vehicle and lost control, veered off the road and collided with a tree. 

Paramedics performed CPR on the 21-year-old driver, a Caloundra man, but were not able to revive him. He died at the scene. 

A 21-year-old man, a passenger in the vehicle, was taken to Namour General Hospital with minor injuries. 

It was the second fatal crash in two days on the Sunshine Coast.

In the early hours of Saturday morning a 23-year-old Tanawha man was killed trying to cross the Sunshine Mwy at Maroochydore on foot. He died after being struck by a car about 4.40am.

The Forensic Crash Unit is investigating. 

 

UPDATE: THE person who died in a single vehicle car crash at Caloundra tonight was a male, a Queensland Ambulance Service spokeswoman confirmed.

The age and identity of this person are not yet known. 

UPDATE: A PERSON has died in Caloundra tonight. 

An ambulance service spokeswoman confirmed two people were in the car when it crashed shortly after 6pm. 

One occupant died at the scene.

A second person is understood to have been in the vehicle, but it is unclear whether they are injured. 

EARLIER: EMERGENCY services are rushing to the scene of a crash where at least one person is trapped.

The single vehicle accident occurred about 6.12pm at Queen St, Little Mountain.

A person is currently trapped inside the vehicle, and ambulance officers are on the scene. 



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