Two dead after head-on highway smash north-west of Brisbane
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Two dead after head-on highway smash north-west of Brisbane

Two men have died after a head-on highway crash north-west of Brisbane on Saturday.

Emergency services were called to the Burnett Highway near Gayndah, about 325 kilometres north-west of Brisbane and directly west of Maryborough, about 10pm.

The remnants of the Toyota Prado after the head-on crash near Gayndah in the North Burnett region.

The remnants of the Toyota Prado after the head-on crash near Gayndah in the North Burnett region.

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Two men in a sedan were declared dead at the scene. A man and woman in a four-wheel-drive suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

Sergeant Joshua Ryan told 7 News the road was wet from earlier rain when the collision happened.

"A black Toyota Corolla sedan was driving towards Gayndah when it has crossed onto the wrong side of the road and collided with a Toyota Prado," he said.

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"The damage caused to unit one (Toyota Corolla) is quite significant ... there wasn’t much of the vehicle left and unit two (Toyota Prado) has sustained quite significant damage as well.

"Police are investigating a number of reasons as to why the incident may have occurred.

"It would appear that inexperience on these types of country roads along with excessive speed could be a cause of this incident."

The Forensic Crash Unit is investigating.