Police update: Charges after fatal traffic crash at Warwick

Warwick detective today arrested and charged a local man following investigations into a fatal traffic crash which claimed the life of a 76-year-old man in Warwick on September 14.

A 22-year-old man is due to appear in the Warwick Magistrates Court this afternoon charged with dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing death and leaving scene without obtaining help, and dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing grievous bodily harm and leaving scene without obtaining help.

The joint investigation between the Darling Downs District Forensic Crash Unit and Warwick detectives is ongoing with police continuing to appeal for information or motorists with relevant dashcam vision to contact them.

Police would like to thank the Warwick community for their support and assistance during this investigation. Information and CCTV provided through various sources has provided a significant amount of assistance to the investigation.

Original media release issued September 14

A man has died after a three-vehicle traffic crash in Warwick this afternoon.

Preliminary inquiries indicate around 3.55pm a Ford Falcon utility vehicle has travelled through the intersection of Myall Avenue and Wood Street and stuck a Porsche travelling along Wood Street.

As a result of the collision the Porsche has overturned and struck a Commodore sedan, travelling west of Wood Street.

Sadly, the 76-year-old driver of the Porsche has died at the scene as a result of his injuries.

The 77-year-old passenger of the vehicle was seriously injured and was airlifted to Brisbane for further treatment.

The driver of the commodore received first aid at the scene.

The 21-year-old driver of the utility vehicle has been hospitalised and is assisting police with their inquiries.

The Forensic Crash Unit is investigating.

If you have information for police, contact Policelink by providing information using the online suspicious activity form 24hrs per day at www.police.qld.gov.au/reporting or call 131 444.

You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers, a registered charity and community volunteer organisation, via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24hrs per day or call 1800 333 000.

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