Bowen boy dies in early-morning crash, fellow teenager hospitalised

Onlookers assisted the teenage passenger and provided first aid, but the 13-year-old driver died at the scene.

A 13-year-old boy has died in a fiery single-vehicle crash on Wednesday morning, hours after the car was allegedly stolen from a home in north Queensland.

Queensland Police said the vehicle rolled while travelling near the intersection of King St and Queens Road in Bowen at 6.45am.

It’s understood the car also burst into flames.

While the 13-year-old Bowen boy died at the scene, onlookers provided assistance and first aid to the passenger – a 14-year-old Sarina boy.

He was taken to hospital for treatment of serious, non-life-threatening injuries.

Police allege the vehicle had been stolen from an address near Sarina around 4am on Wednesday morning, but investigations into how the car came into the possession of the teenage boys are ongoing.

The Forensic Crash Unit, Child Protection Investigation Unit and CIB are all involved.

Anyone with information or dashcam footage is urged to contact police.


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