Community mourns grandma's car crash death

Bev Sorensen.
Bev Sorensen.

FRIENDS and family of South Burnett woman Bev Sorensen are in mourning and members of the bowls club community are in shock after her tragic car crash death.

Described by a friend as happy-go-lucky and full of life, the mother of three and grandmother was heavily involved in the Kingaroy community.

Friend and fellow photographer Denise Keelan said Ms Sorensen, 69, had "lots of things planned that she wanted to do".

"She did catering at the bowls club, scrapbooking, quilting, everything," Ms Keelan said.

"She will be missed."

Ms Sorensen's life was cut short when she was involved in a head-on crash east of Yarraman on Sunday afternoon.

She was travelling south with her 14-year-old grand-daughter on the D'Aguilar Hwy when her car and another vehicle collided on Gilla Bridge.

Her grand-daughter was taken to Kingaroy Hospital with a head injury and neck pain and the driver of the other vehicle, a 57-year-old woman, was taken to hospital with neck pain.

Blackbutt police officer-in-charge Sergeant Alan Gerrard said it appeared Ms Sorensen's car had strayed into the lane of oncoming traffic.

The forensic crash unit will continue to investigate the crash and Sgt Gerrard urged drivers to be aware of the "fatal five".

"The public need to be aware of distractions and driver fatigue," he said.

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