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Man charged after woman killed in stolen vehicle crash

Photo: AAP

A man is accused of being under the influence and speeding in a stolen car that crashed and killed a woman on Easter Sunday.

Queensland Police say a stolen white Ford Escape struck a Mitsubishi Mirage in Hervey Bay, north of Brisbane at 10.15pm.

The driver of the Mitsubishi, a 39-year-old Sunshine Acres woman, died at the scene.

Authorities believe the Ford was stolen from outside a charity organisation in Pialba between March 28 and 31.

Police have charged a 25-year-old Moreton Bay man with a string of offences including dangerous driving causing death while driving under the influence of an intoxicating substance and speeding.

The man has also been charged with stealing, possessing dangerous drugs and two counts each of unlawful use of a motor vehicle, and driving unlicensed.

He has been remanded in custody and will face Hervey Bay Magistrates Court on Tuesday.

– AAP

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