Note 'written by mum' found near scene of horrific crash that killed four children

Police are reportedly examining a note found near the scene of a horrific crash which killed a mother and her four children.

Charmaine Harris McLeod and her children died as she attempted to overtake a truck on the Bunya Highway, near Kumbia, in Queensland’s South Burnett Region just before 7.30pm on Monday.

Police said the car she was driving hit an oncoming truck and both vehicles became engulfed in flames.

Aaleyn, 6, Matilda, 5, Wyatt, 4, and Zaidok, 2, all died with their mum.

Charmaine Harris McLeod with her kids. All of them died following a head-on crash near Kumbia in Queensland's South Burnett Region on Monday. Source: Facebook

The Courier-Mail has learned police are examining a note found 200 metres from the crash site, believed to have been written by Ms McLeod.

The paper also claims the Department of Child Safety has been involved with the family.

It follows reports on Friday no skids were found at the crash scene and Queensland Police Commissioner Ian Stewart told reporters the homicide squad had been brought in to investigate.

The scene of the crash at the Bunya Highway on Monday. Homicide detectives are now being used to investigate. Source: Nine News

Commissioner Stewart was asked why the family had not been added to the road toll.

He said there were “very different rules” for classifying a traffic crash.

"That's why we now have homicide detectives working on this case, where there is a potential that there is an intention for someone to die," he said.

"This will take some time."

It’s being treated as a possible murder-suicide.

Aaleyn, 6, Matilda, 5, Wyatt, 4, and Zaidok, 2, all died in the crash. Source: Facebook

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