Talented Toowoomba footballer killed in Eight Mile crash

The scene of a double fatality at the notorious Eight Mile intersection just north of Warwick.
The scene of a double fatality at the notorious Eight Mile intersection just north of Warwick. Erin Smith

UPDATE: Former Toowoomba footballer Jaydon Adams and a 26-year-old Toowoomba woman have been killed in a horror crash at a notorious highway junction.

Police said Mr Adams, 20 and the woman were travelling south on the New England Hwy when their car and a vehicle transporter collided at the Eight Mile intersection with the Cunningham Hwy, north of Warwick.

Emergency services were called to the scene about 10.40am yesterday.

Mr Adams had played rugby league for Toowoomba Brothers at Under 18 level, but had since joined the Ipswich Jets colts team.

Former Toowoomba Brothers rugby league player Jaydon Adams, 20, was killed in a horror crash near Warwick.
Former Toowoomba Brothers rugby league player Jaydon Adams, 20, was killed in a horror crash near Warwick.

The identity of the woman was last night unconfirmed.

Ipswich Jets chairman Steve Johnson yesterday said it was "a tough day" for the family and everyone involved at the club.

"It is heartbreaking that this has happened to Jaydon," Mr Johnson said.

"There are no words for it right now, except to say that the family is in our prayers and Jaydon is in our hearts."

Jets colts co-coach Brendon Lindsay said Mr Adams was "a really good young kid".

"It was Jaydon's second year at the club and he made some good mates," Mr Lindsay said.

Yesterday's tragedy was the first fatal crash at the Eight Mile intersection since 23-year-old Assumption College teacher Jane Ezzy was killed in a collision with a truck in March 2011.

Warwick police officer-in-charge Senior Sergeant Stewart Day said officers would examine footage from CCTV cameras.

The truck driver, a 54-year-old man, sustained minor injuries.

MONDAY: The Eight Mile intersection on the Cunningham and New England highways north of Warwick is the scene of yet another tragedy this morning after a double fatality.

Police scenes of crime investigators are now looking into the cause of a crash between a car transporter truck and a sedan at around 10.30am.

A man and a woman travelling in the sedan are believed to be deceased.

At this stage it appears the blue Toyota sedan was heading south towards Warwick when it was struck by the truck heading towards Brisbane but this remains unconfirmed.

A power pole was brought down in the collision.

The Cunningham Highway southbound from Brisbane to Warwick is open but traffic from Warwick to Brisbane is being diverted along Freestone Road.



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