One killed in crash at Ban Ban
A MAN in his 20s was killed after a fatal head-on collision with a semi-trailer truck outside Ban Ban Springs at the weekend, while the driver of the truck, a man in his 60s, was airlifted to Bundaberg Hospital.
Queensland police confirmed the man in his 20s was pronounced dead at the scene.
Initial information indicated the car and semi-trailer collided head-on at about 11.20pm on Saturday, 3km from Ban Ban Springs.
The male driver of the truck was transported by RACQ LifeFlight to Bundaberg Hospital with non-life-threatening abdominal injuries.
A Queensland Ambulance Service spokesman said the deceased was in the car with another person, who suffered head and chest injuries.
That person was airlifted to hospital after the crash.
The incident occurred on a blind corner just outside Ban Ban Springs and left debris scattered for hundreds of metres along the Burnett Hwy.
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services were called to the scene at 11.10pm and arrived at 11.45pm.
"We were on scene using our hydraulic tools after a truck and car collision,” a representative said.
"When we arrived, the truck driver was out and in the hands of the Queensland Ambulance Service waiting for the rescue helicopter.
"There was one person trapped in the car and the fuel tanks to the truck had been pierced also.”
The Queensland Fire and Emergency Services began using hydraulic gear to remove the deceased from the car at 2.57am.
SES crews also helped on-scene by conducting traffic control.
Police reopened the highway at 3.15am.