Community in mourning

THE Whitsundays community is in mourning as the news spreads that the three teenagers killed in Saturday morning's crash were all from the Whitsundays.

The three boys, two aged 17 and one aged 18, were travelling in a ute on Paluma Road at Woodwark when it hit a tree about 11.15am.

There was a large crowd of local people at the crash scene west of Airlie Beach this morning.

Throughout the Whitsundays community, family and friends are still trying to come to terms with the loss of three young lives.

Two of the boys only finished year 12 at Proserpine State High School yesterday and had attended their graduation last night.

The third teenager was a long time friend and had been in the same year but had already left school.

This all happened on the morning that 3000 school leavers started to arrive in Airlie Beach for the annual Schoolies celebration.

There were very few local Schoolies around late this afternoon (Saturday) as the year 12 students from Proserpine High tried to come to terms with the tragedy.

Many of them had gathered together at private locations to support each other.


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