Townsville Forensic Crash Unit were called to a rural property west of Townsville where a 15-year-old girl had been killed in a farming accident.
Townsville Forensic Crash Unit were called to a rural property west of Townsville where a 15-year-old girl had been killed in a farming accident.

Teen killed in tragic farm accident

A TEENAGER has been killed and her sibling flown to hospital after a tragic farm accident west of Townsville.

The Forensic Crash Unit were called to a cattle station, about 170km north of Charters Towers, about 10pm on Friday night where a 15-year-old girl was killed.

A spokesman from Queensland Police said the girl and her sister were sitting in the tray of a ute that was attempting to tow a bogged vehicle out of mud when things went wrong.

The snatch rope between the cars snapped, and struck the girl in the chest.

She died at the scene.

The girl's sister was injured and flown to Townsville University Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Forensic Crash Unit is investigating.

Originally published as Teen killed in tragic farm accident



Euthanasia could stop Labor forming minority government

Premium Content Euthanasia could stop Labor forming minority government

Katter’s Australian Party leader Robbie Katter, whose party could play a decisive...

Severe thunderstorms set to slam Coast as warning is issued

Premium Content Severe thunderstorms set to slam Coast as warning is issued

The rainy skies Coast residents have been waiting for are here

TINO TIME: Gympie gun’s best moments in NRL Grand Final year

Premium Content TINO TIME: Gympie gun’s best moments in NRL Grand Final year

Just four years ago, the Gympie Devils prodigy was getting ready to play for the...