10 May 2023

Girl, 12, dies in Cooktown crash

| Matt Nicholls
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A 12-year-old girl has died after a car rolled near Cooktown on Friday night.

Around 6pm, a Nissan sedan was travelling east along Railway Avenue, west of the Cooktown Airport, when it left the road and rolled.

Members of the public rendered first aid to the young girl prior to the arrival of emergency services. She died on the scene a short time later.

A 44-year-old man driving the vehicle was not physically injured.

Crash investigators are appealing to anyone who witnessed the crash to come forward.

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