UPDATE 9.45am: Two people have died after a truck and car collided on the Flinders Highway between Townsville and Charters Towers this morning.
A Queensland Police Service spokesman told the Townsville Bulletin that a 49-year-old Garbutt woman and an eight-year-old girl, both in the car, died on the scene.
A male truck driver in his forties was flown to Townsville University Hospital in stable condition with a leg injury.
The Forensic Crash Unit is investigating and appealing to anyone who has been on the Flinders Highway and may have information or dashcam footage of the incident to report.
UPDATE 8.50 a.m.: The emergency helicopter has arrived in Dotswood after a serious crash on the Flinders Highway.
A man in his forties suffered a leg injury in the accident and is in stable condition in the hands of the Queensland Ambulance Service.
The Flinders Highway has been closed for an hour and a half and traffic is building up in both directions.
Earlier 8:15 am: Two people are critical after a truck and car accident on the Flinders Highway.
It is assumed that both the driver of the car and the passenger are in critical condition.
A grown man, the driver of the truck, has a leg injury and is in stable condition.
INITIAL 7.15 am: Emergency services are affected by a serious traffic accident between a truck and a car on the Flinders Highway between Townsville and Charters Towers.
Paramedics received the call of the crash around 7am after reports of a truck and car accident in Dotswood.
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