Driver charged with murder after 13-year-old girl hit by car at Pioneer near Mt Isa


Man is charged with murder after ‘ramming his car into a crowd and killing a 13-year-old girl’

  • Driver charged with murder after his car allegedly hit and killed a 13-year-old girl
  • The man allegedly drove car into crowd of people at Pioneer, Queensland
  • The 13-year-old girl suffered significant head injuries before dying at scene 

A driver has been charged with murder after his car allegedly hit and killed a 13-year-old girl.

The 52-year-old man allegedly drove his vehicle into a crowd at Delacour Street in Pioneer in Mount Isa, regional Queensland, at 2am on Saturday.

The 13-year-old girl suffered significant head injuries before dying at the scene.

Detective Inspector Dave Barron said police were investigating the incident.

‘Our sympathy goes out to the family and the community who are feeling grief at this time,’ he said. 

A local described the incident as ‘horrific’.

‘It’s one of those things that really shakes you,’ she told Courier Mail.

‘It would be horrible regardless of who was involved but when it’s a young girl it is really bad.’

The driver will front Mount Isa Magistrates Court on Monday. 

More to come 

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