Young man killed in horror head-on crash with truck in Qld

A man has died after his car collided head on with a truck on the Bruce Highway overnight.

Early investigations suggest a white hatchback was travelling along the Highway, just north of Mackay, around 9.20pm when it collided with a truck in the opposite direction.

Sadly, the 23-year-old man behind the wheel of the hatchback was pronounced dead at the scene.


The driver of the truck was trapped inside his vehicle as a result of the crash and was later freed by Queensland Fire and Emergency Services.

He managed to escape with minor injuries.

Forensic Crash Unit officers are investigating.