Man dies, car 'split in two' after hitting trees on Sunshine Coast

 brisbanetimes.com.au  7/14/2018 3:52:34 AM 

Man dies, car 'split in two' after hitting trees on Sunshine Coast

A male passenger has died after an overtaking car veered off the road, crashed into several trees and split in two on the Sunshine Coast on Friday night.

The wreckage of the car.

The wreckage of the car.

Photo: 7 News Brisbane - Twitter

Police said a car was heading west on Maleny-Kenilworth Road in Witta at about 8.40pm when the driver lost control and crashed.

A 22-year-old male passenger died at the scene while the driver, a 39-year-old man, was taken to the Sunshine Coast University Hospital with minor injuries.

The other half of the car.

The other half of the car.

Photo: 7 News Brisbane - Twitter

“The car has overtaken a number of cars and then left the roadway and impacted a number of trees," a Queensland Police Service spokesman told 7 News.

"The car has subsequently been split in two; it’s a bit of a harrowing scene in actual fact, it’s not one we come across all that often."

“All we can keep saying is the same message: give yourself plenty of time to get home and if you’re going to drink, don’t drive.”

Forensic Crash Unit investigations were ongoing.

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