Road not to blame for fatal car crash

POLICE investigators don't believe the stretch of the New England Hwy at The Summit is to blame for the deaths of two Stanthorpe men on Friday night.

The two men, aged 44 and 57, were killed when their car left the road and crashed into a light pole 100m south of the Granite Belt Dr intersection around 8.20pm.

Accident investigator Senior Constable Scott Armbruster said while investigations are continuing, the road wasn't believed to be a factor in the tragic crash.

"At this point, given the road conditions and evidence at the scene, speed and alcohol are possible factors," he said.

Snr Cons Armbruster said driver error was definitely at the centre of the investigation.

"There's nothing wrong with this particular stretch of road," he said.

The death of the two men brings the road toll on the New England Hwy between Warwick and Wallangarra to seven this year.

"Drivers need to take care on the roads," Snr Cons Armbruster said. Even if you've lived here a long time and know the roads, you can't be complacent."



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