Emergency services at a crash scene at Kholo on Saturday morning.
Emergency services at a crash scene at Kholo on Saturday morning.

VIDEO: Two people dead in horror Warrego Hwy crash

UPDATE: QUEENSLAND Police have identified the two people who died in a horrific crash on the Warrego Hwy on Saturday morning as a man and woman, both 57, from Jimboomba. 

In a statement, QPS said the 42-year-old truck driver was taken to Ipswich Hospital as a precaution. 

The crash happened during heavy rain about 8am after the truck lost control, for unknown reasons, and crossed into oncoming traffic. 

As of 4.46pm, the highway was reopened to traffic, police said. 

Traffic was being diverted through Ipswich for most of the day. 

UPDATE: TWO people have died after the van they were travelling in was hit by a fuel tanker on the Warrego Hwy at Kholo in North Ipswich. 

Inspector Keith McDonald said both the man and woman in the van died at the scene of the crash.

He said about 8am, the fuel tanker that was heading east lost control and crossed the median strip of the highway, into oncoming traffic in the westbound lanes.

Inspector McDonald said the truck driver had suffered minor injuries and was very distraught. 

"The rain was quite heavy at the time and again all we ask people is to drive to the conditions " he said. 

 

EARLIER: A QUEENSLAND Police spokesman said the scene of a crash involving a mini van and a fuel tanker was a "messy" one and motorists should continue to avoid the area.

The vehicles collided about 500m west of the Kholo Rd overpass on the Warrego Hwy.

The spokesman said it was expected that the scene would take some time to clear. 

The driver of the semi-trailer was taken to Ipswich Hospital for treatment while paramedics remain on scene with the two occupants of the van.

The Toowoomba-bound lanes of the highway remain closed and diversions are in place.

Traffic is heavily backed up on Waterworks Rd at Kholo and drivers should expect delays. 

Traffic backed up on Waterworks Rd thanks to the crash at Kholo.
Traffic backed up on Waterworks Rd thanks to the crash at Kholo. Inga Williams

Ipswich Forensic Crash Unit is investigating the crash.

EARLIER: A SERIOUS crash on the Warrego Hwy at the Kholo exit is affecting Toowoomba-bound lanes.

A spokesman for the Queensland Police Service said diversions were in place and asked motorists to avoid the area.

A witness told the Chronicle a van had been squished in behind a truck.

"We're just hoping everyone is alive."

A motorist waits for the crash wreckage to be cleared from the highway.
A motorist waits for the crash wreckage to be cleared from the highway.

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