A BACKPACKER from West Yorkshire has died in an Australian road crash.
Ian Davy, 22, was killed in an accident at Fraser Island in Queensland.
He was one of two people killed when a Toyota Landcruiser 4x4 vehicle rolled over on an Australian beach.
An Italian woman also died in the tragedy.
Four other Britons are believed to be among nine other people injured.
Queensland Police said all those injured were taken to hospitals on the mainland and two of the injured tourists were in a critical condition.
A police spokeswoman said the accident happened on a stretch of sand at Fraser Island which is used as a road.
Police are investigating whether the vehicle rolled after the driver swerved to avoid a wave.
Eleven tourists, including the driver, were on board when the accident happened at Dundaburra which is a popular area for camping.
Visitors often travel round the area in 4x4s to visit local beauty spots including lakes.
A Foreign Office spokesman said: “We can confirm the death of a British national in a car accident on Fraser Island, Queensland, on April 18.
“Four other British nationals were injured in the accident and they have been taken to hospital on the mainland.
“Families of all five have been informed and we are providing consular assistance.”
It is thought that three people were thrown from the vehicle which rolled along the sand and landed on its roof.
All of the Britons are said to be in their early 20s and include four men and one woman.
The beach is said to be a notorious accident black spot with around 120 vehicle accidents in the past six years.
Reports in Australia quote locals as saying that tourists are not used to driving on sand, which can be a treacherous surface especially when the tide changes.
Police in Australia said it was unclear whether speed had been a factor and that investigations were ongoing.