Redbank, Queensland: Four people including a young child are killed in Ipswich Motorway collision


Four people including a young child are killed in horror head-on collision that left no survivors

  • Four people including child killed in collision at Redbank, south-west of Brisbane
  • Sedan driving east in westbound lanes about 11.15pm on Wednesday, police said
  • Crashed into a 4WD – all three occupants, two adults and a child, were killed 
  • Sole occupant of the black sedan, a 34-year-old man, also died in fiery crash


Four people including a young child have been killed in a horrific head-on highway collision that has left no survivors.

Police said a black sedan was travelling east in the westbound lanes of the Ipswich Motorway at Redbank, south-west of Brisbane when it collided with a four-wheel drive about 11.15pm on Wednesday night.

Both cars caught on fire and the four-wheel-drive’s three occupants – two adults and a young child – died at the scene. 

Four people including a young child have been killed in a horrific head-on collision on the Ipswich Motorway south-west of Brisbane. The scene is pictured after both cars caught fire

Pictured: The crash site on the Ipswich Motorway at Redbank. The bodies of those who died have yet to be formally identified

Pictured: The crash site on the Ipswich Motorway at Redbank. The bodies of those who died have yet to be formally identified

A 34-year-old man, the sole occupant of the black sedan, was also killed in the crash.

None of those who died have been formally identified.

All of the Ipswich Motorway’s westbound lanes were closed near the Mine Street exit overnight, before one lane re-opened to traffic at 5am.

The four-wheel-drive's three occupants - two adults and a young child - and the lone occupant of the black sedan, a 34-year-old man, all died at the scene

 The four-wheel-drive’s three occupants – two adults and a young child – and the lone occupant of the black sedan, a 34-year-old man, all died at the scene

The two right westbound lanes were still out of use at 6.30am as road crews repaired bitumen damaged by the collision.

Access has been blocked for motorists heading towards the Cunningham Highway and the Warrego Highway to the west of the crash site.

Queensland Police crash investigators are asking anyone who saw the black sedan before the crash to come forward. 

More to come 

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