THREE people have been killed after the vehicle they were travelling in flipped and burst into flames on a remote road in northwest Queensland.

A seven-year-old girl was the only one to survive the triple fatality, which occurred on the northern side of Gregory, roughly 300km north of Mount Isa, just before 6.30am on Wednesday.

QLD Police are investigating a fatal, single vehicle traffic crash that occurred in Gregory, north of Mount Isa, this morning.

Around 6.20am police were notified of the crash which occurred on Wills Developmental Road about 40km north from Gregory.

It is believed the vehicle had been travelling north when it rolled and caught fire.

Three people were pronounced deceased at the scene however are yet to be formally identified.

A 7-year-old girl was airlifted to the Mount Isa Base Hospital with minor injuries.

No other vehicles were involved in the crash.

The Mount Isa Forensic Crash Unit is investigating.

Our thoughts are with friends and family. Such a tragic story.

  • Oh that’s awful. One slip like this and life changing affects forever


  • that is so tragic. the poor girl will most likely suffer life long trauma and i have no idea how she would begin to rebuild her life. i hope she gets all the support that she needs


  • What a dreadful accident/tragedy for a 7 year old to witness.
    The article states minor injuries but initial information released is not always accurate. If the girl received any burns at all, that is not minor.


  • Oh thats so sad. Poor little girl. Hope she has lots of family around her.


  • What a tragedy – poor girl ….


  • I read that the victims are a mother and two children. But they haven’t been identified yet.


  • my goodness that is terrible. That poor little girl – hope she has lots of love and support right now – Hope the police can get them identified soon.


  • Hope it soon becomes clear who the 3 people were who got killed.
    Bless this wee 7 year old girl, to be the only survivor of this fatality means there’s a lot of trauma for her to process. Hope she’s surrounded with love and care from family, friends and professionals.


  • Very sad for the young girl,l hope she has relatives or family to take care of her.


  • oh no how sad, poor little mite


  • Sweet little girl. What a horrible experience. Poor people. Probably her family?


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