Teenage girl killed as she walked dog along Bruce Hwy
A TEENAGER hit and killed by a car while walking her dog along the Bruce Highway has been remembered as a beautiful soul.
The tight-knit Burdekin community is mourning the tragic loss of 19-year-old Chloe Carr, who was killed when she was struck by a ute between Ayr and Brandon while walking her dog with a friend on Monday night.
Early investigations have found about 7pm on Monday, Ms Carr, from Ayr, and a friend were walking north on the southbound side of the Bruce Highway with their dogs.
A 52-year-old Tully man travelling north in a white dual cab ute is believed to have been overtaking another vehicle when Ms Carr and her dog were struck.
Paramedics performed CPR on the teenager for about an hour but both she and her dog died at the scene.
Ms Carr's friend suffered severe shock but she and her dog were uninjured.
The Bruce Highway was closed about 5km north of Ayr for more than three hours while Forensic Crash Unit officers worked at the scene with only heavy vehicles allowed through at 10.30pm.
Both lanes were reopened to all traffic at 12.05am yesterday.
Friends and family shared their heartbreak over Ms Carr's sudden and tragic death on social media yesterday.
"R.I.P. Chloe Jade Carr. U were taken from us way to early ur beautiful soul will be dearly missed. U will never be forgotten an will always be in my heart," one relative wrote.
Another relative posted: "R.I.P. cuz u will be miss love ya."
The Forensic Crash Unit's Senior Constable Rick North said the driver worked at a mine in Collinsville and told police he was on his way home to Tully with a female friend when the crash occurred.
Sen-Constable North said alcohol was not a factor in the crash but other factors like visibility and speed were being investigated.
"The crash occurred in an area of the highway that had no street lighting and in a 100km/h zone with only minimal moonlight," he said.
"The driver was overtaking the driver in front when he has struck the pedestrian who was on the roadway at the time.
"From our preliminary investigations, the friend was on the edge of the roadway."
Sen-Constable North said the driver of the vehicle being overtaken did not stop but came forward yesterday to make a statement to police.
"Our investigation is in its infancy so we are looking to speak with any witnesses," he said. "We believe the vehicle being overtaken may have not seen what happened."
Anyone who may have witnessed the crash or the two women on the road earlier should contact police on 1800 333 000.