Town mourns baby boy killed in horror crash

THE Sarina community is mourning the tragic death of a baby boy, who was killed in a fatal traffic crash at Armstrong Beach.

It is believed the 22-month-old's father was driving the vehicle, which collided with a tree on the side of Marin Khan Rd about 1.30am yesterday.

A resident from a nearby street called the crash into police.

Members of the community immediately administered resuscitation on the baby and were assisted by police when officers arrived at the scene.

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Mackay District Duty Officer Senior Sergeant Tony McDowall said paramedics, who arrived soon after, took over resuscitation efforts, which were unsuccessful. The boy was pronounced dead at the scene, Snr Sgt McDowall said.

Initial investigations suggested the vehicle left the road near the Marin Khan Dr and Wilson St intersection where it went into a culvert before colliding with a gum tree.

The 31-year-old driver, who was the only occupant other than the baby, was transported to Mackay Base Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. He is in a stable condition.

Both were residents of Sarina, Snr Sgt McDowall said.

Police investigations would continue.

UPDATE: While initial reports state that the child was one-year-old Queensland Ambulance Service can confirm that the...

Posted by Daily Mercury on Wednesday, May 20, 2015


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