UPDATE: A friend and co-worker of the newlyweds tragically killed in an Australia Day crash in Toowoomba has spoken about a "hard-working and honest couple".

Muhammed Isbill worked at Sunshine Kebabs in Toowoomba with Grace Cai and Calvin Zhou.

The young couple was killed in a horror crash at the intersection of Ruthven and Alderley Sts early yesterday morning. 

Mr Isbill said Mrs Cai and Mr Zhou were married two months ago in China and were working hard to start a new life in Toowoomba.

Newlyweds Grace Cai, 27, and Calvin Zhou, 26, were tragically killed in a car crash in Toowoomba on Australia Day 2014.
Newlyweds Grace Cai, 27, and Calvin Zhou, 26, were tragically killed in a car crash in Toowoomba on Australia Day 2014.

6AM: The road toll on Darling Downs roads continues to climb following a horror crash in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Grace Cai, 27, and Calvin Zhou, 26, were killed when a car ploughed into the back of their two-door hatchback on the corner of Alderley and Ruthven Streets at around 4.45am.

The couple moved to Australia in 2008 and owned Sunshine Kebabs in Toowoomba.

They died at the scene, while the male driver of the other vehicle was rushed to hospital with leg and facial injuries.

It is the fifth death on Darling Downs roads in seven days with Acting Inspector Jim McDonald of the Toowoomba Police urging drivers to slow down and take care.

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"It is tragic - another two people have lost their lives on our roads," Insp McDonald said.

"While there will be further investigation into the crash, we believe excessive speed is to blame.

"People need to realise every time they get into a car they should take the utmost care.

"Any small mistake could mean the loss of their life, or somebody else's.

Two car crash at the intersection of Ruthven and Alderley Streets. Photo Contributed Paul Ellison
Two car crash at the intersection of Ruthven and Alderley Streets. Photo Contributed Paul Ellison Paul Ellison

"Too many lives have been lost on our roads - and the worst part is most could have been avoided."



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