Qld’s deadly Easter takes toll to 12

FOUR people have been killed in three separate road crashes in Queensland, the worst of the states’ additions to the national Easter holiday road toll.

A German tourist and a police officer were among the fatalities on Friday.

The 19-year-old tourist was driving a van that collided head-on with a sedan on a far north Queensland highway on Friday night.

The female sedan driver was also killed and another 19-year-old German tourist is in hospital with serious injuries.

The smash happened on the Kennedy Highway near Emerald Creek, Mareeba.

So far 12 people have been killed on Australian roads since the Easter holiday period began on Thursday.

On Friday morning, a Queensland police officer was killed in a single vehicle smash at Georgetown in the state’s far north.

And a 41-year-old motorcyclist died when his bike left the road and hit a tree in the Mount Binga State Forest, north of Toowoomba.

In South Australia, a 17-year-old boy died after a car carrying five passengers crashed just before midnight on Friday near Balaklava, north of Adelaide.

The 17-year-old female driver is being questioned.

The other passengers in the car, all teenage girls aged between 14 and 17 years, received non-life threatening injuries.

The boy’s death brought South Australia’s Easter holiday road toll to three.

In other states, two people have died in New South Wales, two in Victoria, and one in Western Australia.

No deaths have been recorded in Tasmania, the ACT or the Northern Territory.

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