Police update: Fatal quad bike crash, Ayr

A woman who sustained critical injuries following a quad bike crash near Ayr on Thursday has passed away in hospital.

Preliminary information suggests three quad bikes carrying five people were travelling together along Old Home Hill Road through Mcdesme around 8.30pm on May 14 when one of the vehicles flipped over, causing the driver and passenger to fall off.

The female passenger, a 22-year-old Ayr woman, sustained serious head injures and was transported to Ayr Hospital before being airlifted to Townsville. The woman died in hospital as a result of her injuries this morning.

The 23-year-old male driver from Home Hill was not seriously injured in the crash.

Police attended the scene and the 22-year-old driver of one of the accompanying quad bikes was charged with drink driving, not wearing a helmet, driving unregistered and driving uninsured.

The third driver, a 21-year-old Ayr man, was also charged with drink driving.

Both men are due to appear in Ayr Magistrates Court on August 17.

The 23-year-old driver of the quad bike involved in the crash is assisting police with inquiries.

The Forensic Crash Unit is continuing to investigate.

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