Emergency services workers at the scene of the crash east of Roma.
Emergency services workers at the scene of the crash east of Roma. Derek Barry / The Western Star

Teenager killed in head-on crash

AN IPSWICH 17-year-old has died in a traffic crash on the Warrego Highway and left behind a grieving fiance.

Cameron Venz, who was engaged and due to marry Ipswich girl Temika Streeting next year, died after a head on collision with another motorist.

Ms Streeting had an 18-month son, Chaise, who she said Mr Venz was like a father to.

The incident happened on at Pickanjinnie, 30km east of Roma on Tuesday morning.

Mr Venz, who played rugby league for the Brothers club, was taken to the Roma Hospital with head, arm and internal injuries but died in hospital.

The 59-year-old woman who was driving the other vehicle, a sedan, was airlifted to a Brisbane hospital in a critical but stable condition.

Police were appealing for witnesses to the accident at the scene but Roma District Inspector Roger Whyte said it appeared the dual cab had crossed onto the wrong side of the road.

“Investigations are continuing as it why that happened,” Inspector Whyte said.

Hundreds of friends and family have taken to social media site Facebook to pay their respects to the much loved teenager via a tribute page.

Ms Streeting left several tribute messages to her fiance.

“We r meant to get married next year my sexy man,” she wrote.

“I just wish this was one big hell of a nightmare n u would walk through this front door n give me a hug n a kiss like u normally do after a big day at work.

“I miss u so much my beautiful man R.I.P baby I’ll be up there with u one day when it’s my turn.”

One of Mr Venz’ good friends Jake Rutledge wrote on the page that the teenager was always there for him.

“The things I would do to have you back home safe. I’m so glad we had our talk on the phone last night,” Mr Rutledge said.

“Woke up with a missed call from you this morning. I know it was probably only to wake me up like you usually do and tell me that you miss me. Was only on the phone to you last night bro.”

Mr Venz worked for ISS Australia.

The company’s spokesman Darryl Prince said they were providing support to the family.

“It really is a horrible tragedy and we are trying to support the employees’ family and colleagues,” he said.


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