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Police say seatbelts were not a factor in fatal crash

Remnants of last night's car crash at Glenview, where a mother and two of her children died.
Remnants of last night's car crash at Glenview, where a mother and two of her children died. Contributed

POLICE have revealed that four out of five family members in a fatal crash at Glenview last month were wearing seatbelts.

The revelation comes during the lengthy and ongoing investigation into what caused 30-year-old Keisha Ann Jackson's car to leave Mooloolah Connection Rd on August 22 and smash into a tree.

Ms Jackson and three of her children - Ryan, 10, Joan, 7, and Matilda, 4 - died.

Keisha Ann Jackson
Keisha Ann Jackson Supplied - BT

Her eldest child, 12-year-old Eathan Jackson-Cooke, survived the crash and is settling back into life surrounded by remaining family members.

RELATED: Coast mother and children killed in Glenview crash

Police had always suspected the family was not wearing seatbelts, but investigators have unravelled information to indicate that Keisha, Ryan, Eathan and Ms Jackson were all wearing seatbelts.

Forensic Crash Unit Acting Sergeant Duncan Hale said only little Matilda was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of impact.

TRAGIC: Matilda, Eathan, Ryan and Joan in earlier years.
TRAGIC: Matilda, Eathan, Ryan and Joan in earlier years. Contributed

She was rushed to Royal Brisbane Children's Hospital following the crash but later died from her injuries.

Her brother and sister died at the scene.

"It would appear the older children were wearing seatbelts but it is believed Matilda may have unlocked and removed her harness prior to the crash," Acting Sgt Hale said.

Police are still looking into other factors surrounding the crash, including speed, alcohol, drugs and the conditions.

- MEAGAN MACKANDER

Topics:  fatal crash glenview seatbelts



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