Olivia Harwood, 17, died after a crash on the Warego Hwy near Oakey.
Olivia Harwood, 17, died after a crash on the Warego Hwy near Oakey. Contributed

Beloved Rocky student remembered after fatal crash

A SCHOOL community is mourning the loss of a "beloved senior" who died in a horror crash as her family returned home from holidays.

Olivia Harwood, 17, died after a three-vehicle crash on the Warrego Hwy at Oakey about 9.15am Tuesday.

Her parents Allan, 48, and Beverley, 44, were both flown to Brisbane hospitals and are undergoing medical treatment.

Olivia was in her final year at Rockhampton Girls Grammar School and a house captain.

School principal Christine Hills described Olivia as "a young woman of immense talent and creativity with a world of possibility in front of her".

"Our thoughts are with her family at this time," she said.

Olivia Harwood, 17, died after a crash on the Warego Hwy near Oakey.
Olivia Harwood, 17, died after a crash on the Warego Hwy near Oakey. Contributed

"The school has immediately set into place support networks for our girls, past and present, as we face the days ahead.

"Rockhampton Girls Grammar wishes to thank the schools in Rockhampton and Yeppoon who have offered support people at this tragic time.

"We pray for the family."

Preliminary investigations into the crash indicate a semi-trailer travelling east along the highway collided with a utility, also travelling east.

The crash pushed the ute into oncoming traffic and into the path of the Harwood family's sedan.

The forensic crash unit is investigating.


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