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Flinders Highway closed after woman and child die in crash

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A woman and child have died in a horrific crash, east of Charters Towers. 

Police says a Holden Barina and truck collided on the Flinders Highway at Dotswood, at around 7am. 

A 49-year-old Garbutt woman and an 8-year old girl, who were travelling in the Barina, both died at the scene.

The truck driver has been airlifted to Townsville University Hospital with leg injuries.

The highway will be closed until around 3pm.

The Forensic Crash Unit is on scene and is asking appealing for anyone with information or dashcam footage to come forward.