One dead in highway smash

ONE person has been killed and another injured in a horror crash west of Brisbane.

It happened on the Brisbane Valley Highway, between Ipswich and Ferndale, just before 5.30pm.

Early reports suggest a motorcycle collided with two cars near Wanora Road.


Queensland Ambulance said paramedics assessed the motorcycle rider for critical injuries.

Sadly, however, the motorcyclist, believed to be a man, could not be saved and died at the scene.

A person who was trapped in one of the cars has been taken to Ipswich Hospital in a stable condition.

Police have closed the highway in both directions while the scene of the crash is examined.

Motorists are being urged to avoid the area where possible.