Nine dead on nation's roads at Easter

There have been nine deaths on the nation's roads so far this Easter after a fiery crash in Queensland claimed another life on Monday afternoon.

Nine people have died on the nation's roads this Easter long weekend which is on track to be one of the lowest tolls in the past six years.

In the most recent accident, a person died on Monday afternoon in a fiery crash south of Maryborough in Queensland, marking the first Easter road death for that state.

Victoria and NSW have so far had three each.

In NSW, A 36-year-old man died in Tilpa, about 30km north of Cobar, just before 2pm on Saturday after he crashed his motorbike.

And an off-duty police officer was among those killed in Victoria after he was hit by a car while cycling on Good Friday.

The Northern Territory and Western Australia have both recorded one death.

A man laying on the road in in Palmerston, near Darwin, was run over and killed on Thursday night, while an 18-year-old died in WA when his car hit a tree.

Tasmania, South Australia and the ACT have so far had a fatality-free Easter weekend.

Police across the country have been running state-based operations during the Easter long weekend, targeting drink and drug driving, speeding, mobile phone use and other forms of dangerous driving.

The toll period runs until midnight on Easter Monday.


2016: 8

2015: 22

2014: 12

2013: 21

2012: 11

2011: 16

Source AAP

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