Police identify man, 90, as fatal crash victim

Emergency services at the scene of a fatal traffic crash near Mt Hallen.
Emergency services at the scene of a fatal traffic crash near Mt Hallen. David Nielsen

UPDATE: Police are investigating what caused a vehicle driven by a 90-year-old man to collide with a tree, killing him at the scene.

Scenes of Crime and Forensic Crash Unit investigators remain at the scene of the crash on the Gatton-Esk Rd at Mount Hallen.

Officers formally identified the man, 90, from New South Wales, and have notified his next of kin.

Investigations into the cause of the crash are continuing.

11.30AM: Police have confirmed a man has died in a single vehicle crash in the Lockyer Valley this morning.

Initial information suggests the vehicle which the man was driving crashed into a tree of the Gatton-Esk Rd at Mount Hallen.

Emergency services remain on scene investigating the incident which occurred shortly before 10am.

A police spokesman said the Gatton-Esk Rd is closed from Atkinson Dam Rd to Esk-Hampton Rd.

Drivers are advised to use the Esk-Hampton Rd intersection as an alternative route while those travelling from Gatton are urged to use Atkinson Dam Rd.

Motorists are advised to avoid the area as investigations are expected to take some time.

Scenes of Crime and the Forensic Crash Unit is on scene.

10.30AM: Police are investigating a serious traffic crash in the Lockyer Valley.

Emergency services remain on scene of the traffic incident on Gatton-Esk Rd at Mount Hallen, south of Esk.

The traffic crash, believed to be a single vehicle crash, was reported to emergency services about 9.55am.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services worked with Queensland Ambulance crews on scene.

The matter has since been handed over to police who are investigating the incident.

EARLIER: A motorist is reportedly trapped in the wreckage of a single-vehicle crash in the Lockyer Valley

Emergency services were called to the incident on Gatton-Esk Rd near Gatton about 9.55am

A car has reportedly crashed into a tree leaving one person trapped in the wreckage.

Another person has also been injured.

Emergency services are arriving on scene.


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