A 52-year-old Mount Isa man has been charged with murder after an alleged hit-and-run killed a teenager in the north-west Queensland community of Mount Isa during the early hours of this morning.
Emergency services were called to the corner of Delacour Drive and Dent Street in Pioneer sometime after midnight to treat a female victim for critical head injuries.
Police confirmed that she succumbed to her injuries and died at the scene.
The man will appear at Mount Isa Magistrates Court on Monday, August 8.
Police are working to formally identify the victim and are speaking to several families in the community.
“I can assure the community that we are taking this matter very seriously and investigating this intensively,” Detective Inspector Dave Barron said.
“Our sympathy goes out to the family and the community who are feeling… grief at this time.”
Investigations are ongoing, and police are urging anyone with information to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or report online.
This is the second alleged hit-and-run to have occurred in Mount Isa over the space of two days.
Two pedestrians were hospitalized in stable conditions after being struck by a stolen vehicle during the early hours of Friday, August 5.