Driver killed after colliding with trailer on Queensland highway

A MAN in his 20s has been killed after the ute he was driving collided with a trailer near Townsville.

The accident happened on the Bruce Highway at Deeragun, just north of Veals Road, around 4.20am on Sunday.

Police said the 24-year-old man’s ute smashed into the back of a trailer that was being towed by a 4WD.


Sadly, the 24-year-old man died at the scene before he could be transported to hospital.

He was the only person travelling in the ute at the time.

The 61-year-old man behind the wheel of the 4WD and his 47-year-old male passenger were not injured.

The Forensic Crash Unit is investigating the cause of the crash.