Three people have died in a road crash involving four vehicles, at Mount Surround, south of Townsville.
A Ford Falcon travelling south on the Bruce Highway collided with a Mitsubishi Pajero travelling north. The two cars behind the Pajero were unable to avoid the collision.
The 56-year-old male driver of the Ford Falcon died instantly, while a 72-year-old man and 70-year-old woman in the Mitsubishi also died at the scene.
Three people from the other cars behind were taken to Townsville University Hospital with injuries.
Investigators are appealing for public assistance and asking anyone with information or dash cam to contact police.