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Appeal for witnesses in fatal Stanwell crash


There is a call for help from the public, following a fatal ambulance and truck crash in Central Queensland this week.

Two men, a 65-year-old nurse and 87-year-old patient, were killed when the ambulance they were in was hit on the Capricorn Highway at Stanwell just after noon on Monday.

The emergency service vehicle was stopped at a roadworks traffic light while conducting an inter-facility patient transfer, when a truck crashed into the rear, sending it rolling from the road.

The male driver of the white single-tanker truck was airlifted to hospital in a serious condition.

A Queensland Police spokesperson says Rockhampton Forensic Crash Unit officers are investigating.

"Anyone who witnessed the incident and has not yet spoken to police, or anyone travelling on the Capricornia Highway between Gogango and Gracemere between 10am and 12.30pm with relevant dash cam vision of the truck or ambulance is urged to contact police," the spokesperson says.

If you have information for police, contact Policelink by providing information using the online suspicious activity form 24hrs per day at

Report crime information anonymously via Crime Stoppers. Call 1800 333 000 or report online at

Quote this reference number: QP2101900702.