TRAGIC TOLL: Deadly Coast crashes so far this year
THIS year has been a year to forget not only due to COVID-19 but also when it comes to the loss of lives on our roads.
Despite reduced travel across the state, multiple crashes have resulted in people being killed and seriously injured.
Here are the worst.
Two Maryborough residents killed in Bruce Hwy truck crash
TWO people from Maryborough were killed in a truck crash near Torbanlea in the early hours of June 12
They collided with a truck, also heading south and died at the scene.
The truck driver was not physically injured but was taken to Maryborough Hospital.
Details emerge about Coast woman killed in crash
A COLLISION between a light truck and a sedan claimed the life of a 72-year-old Maryborough woman on August 18.
The woman was the only person in the vehicle.
Speaking to the Chronicle at the scene, Sergeant Dean Heyworth said the woman appeared to have been travelling northbound, while the truck was travelling south.
DESPAIR: Three lives lost on Coast roads in matter of days
JUST days after a Maryborough teenager and her boyfriend lost their lives at Torbanlea, an elderly woman was killed on the Bruce Hwy near Tinana.
The Maryborough woman, aged 74, was driving a red Toyota Corolla and was on the northbound Iindah Rd West on ramp merging onto the Bruce Highway at Tinana when she moved into the path of an RV towing a Suzuki Vitara about 10am on June 16.
The woman suffered fatal injuries, while the passenger in the car, another woman aged 81, suffered serious injuries.
She was flown from Hervey Bay Hospital to Brisbane in a critical condition for further treatment.
Her good friend and passenger, 81-year-old Sylvia Kyte, was transported in a critical condition at the Royal Brisbane and Womens Hospital.
Both women came from the Gympie region and were beloved members of the Chemotherapy In Cooloola Support Group.
FATAL CRASH: More details emerge after highway tragedy
A WOMAN who was killed in a two-car crash at Tiaro on July 16 was from Apple Tree Creek.
The 58-year-old woman died while being transported to hospital, while her husband, a passenger in the car, was flown to Sunshine Coast University Hospital with serious injuries, but in a stable condition.
He was transported by paramedics to RACQ Lifeflight's rescue helicopter, which landed in a paddock near the crash scene.
The driver of the other vehicle, a 28-year-old Coopers Plains man, was also flown to hospital after the crash.
A QGAir helicopter transported the man to the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital.
Motorcyclist killed in Maryborough crash
A MOTORCYCLIST died following a crash at Maryborough on May 30.
Shortly before 1pm, police received reports about a motorcycle travelling around Dunn Street and Panorama Drive causing excessive noise.
The motorcycle allegedly evaded police, accelerating away at speed and travelled through a stop sign before colliding with a Holden Barina.
The rider, a 26-year-old Maryborough man, was thrown from the motorcycle and pronounced deceased at the scene.
Tourist dies in crash near Fraser Island hot spot
One person died and another was left fighting for life after a 4WD rollover on Fraser Island on July 26.
He suffered head and abdominal injuries.
Two other men in their 20s, both passengers in the vehicle, were flown in a stable condition to Hervey Bay Hospital.
They were travelling at low tide when they lost control of their vehicle.
Gunalda crash victims 'most caring couple you'll meet'
A RELATIVE opened up about the huge hole left in his family after his brother and sister-in-law were killed in a horror head-on crash at Gunalda in March.
Lindsay's brother Lyle Jensen, who lives in northern Queensland and learned of the news on Saturday, said the world had lost two of the "kindest people you'll ever meet".
He said he had been looking up to his older brother since he was a small child and had always respected how far he had got in life; overcoming the trauma of a truck and car crash in his early years that left him in a full body cast for a year.