Major Qld highway closed in both directions following horror smash

UPDATE @ 11.40am: A man has died after his car collided with a cement truck on the Bruce Highway at Benaraby this morning.

Initial investigations suggest around 5.50am, a car and cement truck were both travelling in opposite directions when they collided.

The driver of the car, a 32-year-old man, was trapped inside the vehicle and died at the scene.


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Diversions are in place via Gladstone-Benaraby Road and the Dawson Highway while the Forensic Crash Unit continue to investigate.

Motorists have been advised to avoid the area.

EARLIER @ 7.50am: The Bruce Highway is closed in both directions following a horror crash at Benaraby this morning.

Initial investigations suggest around 5.50am, a car and cement truck collided on the highway.

The driver of the car was trapped in the vehicle and is believed to be in a critical condition.

Diversions are in place via Gladstone-Benaraby Road and the Dawson Highway while the Forensic Crash Unit continue to investigate.

Motorists have been advised to avoid the area.