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Teenagers killed after car crashes and catches alight

UPDATE: The Cairns community is mourning the tragic death of Lily Bingham-Coop, 17, and Brett Pomroy, 18, two talented teenagers killed in a horror crash last night.

The events unfolded around 9.30 last night when Mr Pomroy's sedan travelling along Lower Freshwater Road between Freshwater and Kamerunga left the bitumen, hit a power pole and caught fire.

Critical care paramedics rushed to the scene but were unable to save the pair.

The road, which traverses a rural area made up mostly of cane fields, was closed for several hours.

The Forensic Crash Unit is investigating and police are appealing for any witnesses to contact them.

Anyone with information can call Policelink on 131 444 and quote reference number QP1902514718.