Stanthorpe man, 82, dies after Greenmount crash
UPDATE: Police are piecing together what caused a Stanthorpe man to cross onto the wrong side of a major highway and crash his vehicle.
The 82-year-old man from Stanthorpe last night died in hospital as a result of injuries received in the crash at Greenmount on January 19.
Early investigations suggested the man had been driving the white Hyundai Santa Fe near Greenmount when, about 2pm, it crossed to the wrong side of the highway and crashed into a roadside drain.
He was critically injured in the crash and was airlifted to the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane.
His 86-year-old wife who had been in the front passenger seat was taken by ambulance to Toowoomba Hospital with minor injuries.
She has since been released from hospital.
Forensic Crash Unit Senior Constable Stephen Cootes said it was unclear what caused the car to crash, and investigations would probe whether the driver had suffered a medical condition.
He said early investigations suggested the driver had taken no evasive action.
EARLIER: Police say a probe into an East Greenmount traffic crash in which an elderly man died will continue.
The crash took place on January 19 and the man, in his 80s, died in hospital last night.
"Crash Unit officers continue to investigate a single vehicle traffic crash that occurred on the Darling Downs on January 19," a spokesman said.
"Initial investigations indicate that at about 2pm a vehicle was travelling south on the New England Hwy when the vehicle has left the road and hit a road sign."
The driver, a man in his eighties was air lifted to the Princess Alexandra Hospital on the 19th however he has died last night, Monday January 25.
The crash took place at the intersection of the New England Hwy and Phipps Rd near East Greenmount about 2pm.
Emergency services personnel had to cut the elderly couple from the vehicle.
A woman was taken by ambulance to Toowoomba Hospital with minor injuries.
Investigations are continuing.