Moonie Hwy fatal crash victim hailed from Oakey

UPDATE: Police have revealed the man who died on the Moonie Hwy on Sunday morning was a 29-year-old man from Oakey.

He died following a single vehicle crash west of Moonie.

Tara Police Station and Meandarra Police acting officer-in-charge Sgt John Evans said initial investigations indicated the vehicle was travelling along the Moonie Hwy, left the road and rolled at about 8.50am.

The crash took place about 15km west of Moonie.

The driver of the vehicle died at the scene.

The sole passenger, a 28-year-old man, was airlifted to the Toowoomba Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The Moonie Highway was closed to all traffic for a short time, but is now re opened and investigations are continuing.

"Police would like to remind people if the importance of the Fatal 5 and remind motorists to be aware of the common risk factors -distraction and inattention, speeding, drink and drug driving, fatigue, and not wearing seat belts -  to prevent any further tragedies on the roads," Sgt Evans said.

EARLIER: A motorist died in a crash on the Moonie Hwy near Moonie this morning.

Another person was also injured when the car - which was heading to St George - rolled over on the highway.

The Queensland Police Service and paramedics are at the scene.

A police spokesman said the Moonie Hwy was completely blocked and would remain so until forensic crash police could clear the scene.

The crash was reported at about 9am.

An emergency helicopter has been dispatched to the scene.


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