Fourteen dead on roads over Easter

THE national Easter holiday road toll stood at 14, with two more deaths yesterday.

Tasmania recorded its first fatality with the death of a 22-year-old man in a single car crash in Launceston.

Police said the man, who was alone in the car, lost control of his Honda Civic on a steep incline in High Street about 5.45am and died instantly.

The man, from Prospect Vale in Launceston and the only occupant of the car, died instantly.

Police say the crash disrupted the power supply in the area for several hours.

The victim has yet to be named.

Meanwhile, a Queensland woman was killed in a single- vehicle accident west of Brisbane.

Police said the woman, believed to be in her 30s, was killed on the Warrego Highway at Haigslea when her sedan collided with a power pole about 1pm (AEST).

Her death took Queensland's road toll to five, level with NSW.

Victoria, Western Australia, the ACT and Tasmania all have one death each.

South Australia and the Northern Territory are so far fatality free.

The Easter weekend official road toll began at 12.01am April 9 and was due to conclude at 11.59pm yesterday.



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