Police investigations into fatal car crash into water at Wyaralong dam continue, toddler critical - ABC News

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Police are continuing to investigate a fatal crash that killed two children at a south-east Queensland dam about 2:00pm on Sunday.

Queensland police said two adults and four children were in a Land Rover Discovery when it broke through a road barrier, rolled down an embankment and ended up on its roof in water at Wyaralong dam, near Beaudesert.

Passers-by, including two doctors and an off-duty paramedic, helped pull them from the vehicle, but a four-year-old girl and a 13-year-old boy died at the scene.

A one-year-old boy was flown to hospital in a critical condition after the crash.

A baby was treated at the scene.

Two adults  a man, 23, and a woman, 33  were also taken to hospital with leg injuries.

Police have confirmed the family are from Pratten in Queensland's Southern Downs and the two adults are a couple.

Aerial view of than a dozen fire, ambulance and police vehicles at the scene of a crash
Three rescue helicopters and more than a dozen emergency services vehicles attended the scene of the crash.(ABC News)

Police divers and forensic teams spent the evening at the crash site and it is understood the car was removed from the water.

The Beaudesert-Boonah Road was closed for the majority of last night.

Inspector Douglas McDonald said police divers would resume their investigations today.

A number of people will be interviewed over the coming days.

Police are expected to release an update later this morning.


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