Firefighters battle the blaze that closed the highway in both directions.
Firefighters battle the blaze that closed the highway in both directions. 7 News Brisbane

Queensland road toll: Three die in horror evening

THREE people have died in a horror evening on Queensland roads, following an earlier crash south of Brisbane that delayed traffic into the night.

In the latest incident, two people died in a crash in the Wide Bay-Burnett region near Bundaberg.

Emergency services were called to the two-car collision on Gin Gin Road at South Kolan about 7.50 tonight.

Two drivers, both believed to be female, were declared dead at the scene.

Paramedics have confirmed two children and an adult were also taken to Bundaberg Hospital with minor injuries.

The road remains closed as emergency services responded to the incident.

Smoke from the truck fire could be seen several kilometres away.
Smoke from the truck fire could be seen several kilometres away. Supplied/Nine News Gold Coast & 7 News Brisbane

In a separate crash, a 47-year-old man died in a truck rollover on the Bruce Highway near Bowen.

The Forensic Crash Unit is investigating both incidents

And a man has died following a crash on the Bruce Highway north of Bowen.

The 47-year-old was driving a truck when it rolled over near Big Jack Creek about 6.06pm this evening.

The man died on the scene.

Motorists are advised to expect lengthy delays as the Bruce Highway is down to one lane.

The Forensic Crash Unit is investigating.

Earlier, major traffic delays continued into the evening south of Brisbane after a driver lost control of a semi-trailer before it burst into flames on a major highway today.

The Mt Lindesay Hwy was closed in both directions after a driver lost control of a semi-trailer.

A police spokesman said the truck driver lost control of the semi-trailer on the Mount Lindesay Highway at Drewvale just before 1pm. One person has been taken to hospital.

The truck was completely engulfed by fire. Crews soon contained the blaze but took several hours to extinguish it.

The highway was closed at Regents Park near the Browns Plains exit in both directions until about 2.40pm when northbound lanes were reopened.

Southbound lanes remain closed with diversions via the Logan Motorway. Heavy traffic was back to Sunnybank Hills at 6.30pm.

The truck burst into flames on the highway.
The truck burst into flames on the highway. 7 News Brisbane

Congestion also formed on the Gateway Mwy southbound and Logan Mwy westbound as a result of the fire. While the Logan Mwy delays had cleared there were still significant delays on the Gateway Mwy southbound from the Logan Mwy back to Kuraby at 6.30pm.

The Queensland Ambulance Service said one patient was taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital in a stable condition following the crash.

News Corp Australia


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