Tributes pour in for Jimmy Bryant, 17, after fatal crash
WHAT WE KNOW
- Single vehicle crash on Eichmanns Rd near Thangool
- Five seniors from Biloela State High School were involved
- 17-year-old Jimmy Bryant has been confirmed deceased
- One teenager is believed to have broken his vertebrae and was airlifted to Rockhampton Hospital
- Three teenagers were transported by Queensland Ambulance to Biloela Hospital
- Family members started to arrive at the scene around 5pm
UPDATE 12PM SUNDAY: A COMMUNITY is in shock after a tragic accident which claimed the life of 17-year-old Jimmy Bryant on Friday afternoon.
Online, friends remembered him as a confident, spontaneous and kind person.
"As I look back there was no way I or anyone I know could have ever been such a humorous, social, confident and all round good spirit at such a young age," Andrew Jones wrote.
"Never did you fail to make everyone laugh, annoy us or push us to the brink of deafness with your infectious, positive, energised, kind, caring and outgoing personality. A terrific leader in all the right ways," Annie van Oirschot said.
"I can't believe you're actually gone. You had just gotten you're apprenticeship and you had your whole life ahead of you. You were the best brother anyone could ever ask for and you will be missed dearly," Isabella Grace wrote.
Biloela State High School are offering counselling support for students.
UPDATE 5PM SATURDAY: Loving words and memories have been shared by the friends of a popular Thangool teenager who tragically died after a single vehicle crash yesterday.
Online tributes poured in for the young Biloela State High School student, who only recently secured an apprenticeship.
He is being remembered as a happy, positive person with a great sense of humour and a talent for making people laugh.
It was only last month that he celebrated his 17th birthday.
His friend remains in hospital, and it is understood he has three fractured vertebrae in his neck and back.
The condition of the other injured teens are unknown at this stage.
UPDATE 11.55PM FRIDAY: Police have identified the man who lost his life in this afternoon's crash as a 17-year-old from Thangool.
Around 4pm, emergency services were called to a single vehicle sedan crash on Elchmanns Road.
A sedan carrying five people, driven by a 17-year-old man, appeared to have rolled around 10kms south of Biloela.
Upon arrival, police located the driver deceased at the scene.
Three male passengers, aged in their late teens, were treated for their injuries at the scene by the Queensland Ambulance Service. Another passenger, also a male, was airlifted for treatment of serious injuries.
The Forensic Crash Unit will continue to investigate this crash. There is no further information available at this stage.
BREAKING 4.30PM: EMERGENCY crews are on scene at a serious single-vehicle crash off the Burnett Highway near Thangool.
Initial reports suggest five people have been injured in the incident on Eichmanns Rd.
Further reports suggest up to four people will be transported to hospital, with one person suffering a head injury expected to be airlifted by the rescue helicopter.
Motorists in the area are urged to give way to emergency services vehicles and drive to the conditions.
More updates to come.
UPDATE 5.50PM: A QUEENSLAND Ambulance Service spokesperson has confirmed a teenager has tragically been killed in the single-vehicle crash near Thangool.
The spokesperson confirmed another teenager is being airlifted by the RACQ Capricorn Rescue Helicopter Service with head injuries to Rockhampton Hospital.
A further three teenagers are being transported by Queensland Amublance.