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Driver charged with murder after 13-year-old girl was hit by car in Pioneer near Mt Isa

Man is charged with murder after ‘ramming his car into a crowd and killing a 13-year-old girl’

  • Driver charged with murder after his car allegedly hit and killed a 13-year-old girl
  • The man allegedly drove his car into a crowd of people in Pioneer, Queensland
  • The 13-year-old girl suffered significant head injuries before dying at the scene

A driver has been charged with murder after his car allegedly hit and killed a 13-year-old girl.

The 52-year-old allegedly drove his vehicle into a crowd on Delacour Street in Pioneer in Mount Isa, Queensland at 2am on Saturday.

The 13-year-old girl suffered serious head injuries before dying at the scene.

Detective Inspector Dave Barron said police are investigating the incident.

“Our sympathy goes out to the family and community who are grieving at this time,” he said.

A local described the incident as “horrible”.

“It’s one of those things that really shakes you up,” she told Courier Mail.

“It would be awful no matter who was involved, but when it’s a young girl it’s really bad.”

The driver will be in Mount Isa Magistrates Court on Monday.

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