Tragic details emerge after four young women killed after horror crash with a truck on major Queensland highway

  • Four young women have died after a collision between a truck and their car 
  • Emergency crews called to the scene on the New England Highway at 5.45pm
  • Victims were all Korean nationals on their way home from working in orchard 
  • Police have ruled out speed and believe wet weather was a contributing factor 

Shocking new details and photos have emerged of a horrific crash that tragically claimed the lives of four young women in Queensland.

The group were travelling in a Honda CRV which was turning onto the New England Highway at The Summit between Warwick and Stanthorpe in the Southern Downs shortly before 6pm on Wednesday when their car was T-boned by a semi-trailer.

The four women, who were all Korean nationals were killed on impact.

Police revealed on Thursday the victims were on their way home from working in an orchard and have ruled out speed as a factor.

Four young Korean nationals were killed instantly when a semi-trailer crashed into their car

‘We do know is that there was some quite heavy rain at the time and we believe that may have been a contributing factor,’ Superintendent Ray Rohweder told Sunrise.

It’s just absolutely terrible for those young ladies, Korean nationals who had just finished work at an orchard.

‘I assume they were returning home this occurred and it’s absolutely devastating for the families and certainly devastating for the first responders. 

The truck driver was taken to hospital for observation but didn’t suffer any injuries.

Police said the tragedy was a timely reminder to everyone to drive to the conditions this Easter long weekend.  

The mangled Honda CRV the four women were travelling was later towed away

The mangled Honda CRV the four women were travelling was later towed away

Pictured is the aftermath of the crash between a car and semi-trailer on the New England Highway near the Queensland-NSW border.

Pictured is the aftermath of the crash between a car and semi-trailer on the New England Highway near the Queensland-NSW border.  

‘It’s not just airports that are busy, our roads are terribly busy, we ask people to drive to the conditions,’ Supt Ray Rohweder said.

‘It’s really important that you drive to the conditions and  to stop if you feel tired.

The responsibility for passengers id  if you think the person you’re driving with is not driving to the conditions or is becoming tired, you really need to call it out and ask the person to slow down or pull over.’ 

The intersection was closed for six hours before it reopened early Thursday morning.

Police have urged any witnesses of the fatal crash to come forward.   

The intersection was closed for more than six hours on Wednesday night

The intersection was closed for more than six hours on Wednesday night

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