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10 April 2011

Road carnage kills teens at Goodna

The scene of the crash that killed three teens on Friday. Photo: Ten News

 
A TRAGIC weekend on Queensland's roads has claimed the lives of three teenagers and a taxi driver and left three people injured.
 
The Ipswich community of Goodna is grief-stricken after a car crash killed three teens and seriously injured another on Friday night.
 
The four friends were only minutes from home after a day out at Dreamworld on the Gold Coast when a four-wheel-drive allegedly ran a red light and smashed into their sedan.
 
Brittany Bramwell, 17, of Raceview, and Matt Prior, 18, of Redbank Plains, were killed instantly. Nicholas Saxby, 16, of Brassall, was taken to Princess Alexandra Hospital in a critical condition but he died yesterday.
 
The 17-year-old driver of the sedan was also taken to hospital with non-threatening injuries and is in a stable condition.
 
Outpourings of grief from friends and family mourning the loss of the teens were posted on Facebook and an informal remembrance ceremony was held in Queens Park in Ipswich for Mr Prior yesterday afternoon.
 
"R.I.P. Matthew Prior, you will be in our hearts and thoughts always, you will be missed," posted Jess McCall.
 
It is understood Ms Bramwell had only recently lost her mother to cancer.
 
The driver of the four-wheel-drive is facing charges and police are appealing to the public for information about a third vehicle whose driver is believed to have been involved in an altercation with the driver of the four-wheel-drive about a half hour before the accident.
 
The tragedy at Goodna was the worst accident in a shocking 24 hours on Queensland roads.
 

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