Tributes flow on Facebook for Yeppoon High School sisters

UPDATE: CONDOLENCES have flooded in on social media for sisters Jessica Schobbe, 16, and Rheanna Schobbe, 12, who died in the single-vehicle rollover on Norpine Road yesterday afternoon.

A 13-year-old girl also remains in hospital this morning with extensive, but non-life-threatening injuries.

Inspector Virginia Nelson says it appeared the three Yeppoon State High School students were driving along the dirt road on their way back from school, with Jessica in the driver's seat.

She also said it appeared the girls were not wearing seatbelts, and were all thrown from the Nissan 4WD.

The Forensic Crash Unit is still investigating the cause of the crash.

A Facebook page has been set up in honour of the girls.

Education Queensland

EDUCATION Queensland has released a statement mourning the loss of two popular sisters from Yeppoon State High School who were killed in a single-vehicle accident yesterday.

Central Queensland Regional Director Wayne Butler says the thoughts and prayers of the entire education community are with the girls' loved ones at this difficult time.

"We are all deeply saddened that both girls could be taken so suddenly and unexpectedly," he said.

"We offer our heartfelt condolences to all those who knew the students and feel their loss.

"Both girls will be sadly missed by friends and staff at Yeppoon State High School."

Guidance counsellors are today monitoring the students and staff at the school and counselling services have been put in place.

Professional support staff will also provide advice to teaching staff about how to deal with students reactions to the tragedy.

UPDATE 7.40am: TWO teenage girls died following a single-vehicle accident at Bungundarra yesterday afternoon.

The 4WD vehicle they were in overturned around 3.45pm on Norpine Road.

A 15-year-old girl died at the scene, and a 12-year-old girl was transported to the Rockhampton Base Hospital where she died soon after.

A 13-year-old girl has serious, but non-life-threatening injuries, and was transported to the Rockhampton Base Hospital.

There was no further information available last night.

Anyone with information which could help with this matter should contact Crime Stoppers anonymously via 1800 333 000 or crimestoppers 24hrs a day.

A 42-year-old Anakie woman died when her station wagon and a truck collided on the Capricorn Highway about 5km west of Bogantungan around 8.30am yesterday.

The driver of the truck was not injured.

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