Three men have died and a woman is fighting for her life after a car hit a tree and burst into flames in regional Queensland.
The accident occurred in wet conditions near Chinchilla, west of Brisbane, about 5.50pm on Thursday, police say.
"It would appear the vehicle has overtaken another car at speed...the vehicle has lost control and sadly run off the road and collided with a tree," Acting-Superintendent Gareth Channells told reporters on Friday.
"The vehicle caught fire sometime after...sadly we have lost three lives".
Two men, aged 35 and 36, from Tara, and a 40-year-old Dalby man died at the scene.
The female driver, 42, sustained serious abdominal and chest injuries and was taken to Princess Alexandria Hospital, where she remains in critical condition.
A man seated in the front passenger seat suffered minor injuries and was able to climb from the badly damaged car and help the woman.
"I suspect road conditions may have played a part. We had rain pretty much all day, the roads were still damp and wet," Superintendent Channells said.
Clinton Thompson and Casey Porter have been identified as the two men in their 30’s.
Mr Porter’s ex-partner, Tameka Martin, told the Courier Mail “Casey will always be in my heart”.
“I will never forget him,” she said.
Friend Shauna Morris told the publication that both men were “amazing”.
“They were good mates I lost and when you think about it they are angels watching over us now.
“They will be missed heaps. I honestly can’t believe that it happened to two good young men.”
The forensic crash unit is investigating and no one has been charged.
— with AAP
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