UPDATE: A FAR North Queensland man has died in a horrific collision on the Bruce Highway north of Mackay this afternoon.

Police confirmed the 57-year-old died at the scene of the crash near the Mount Pelion turn-off.

Investigations are continuing.

His death is the third in the Mackay region in less than a week, with police imploring motorists to be safe on the roads.

EARLIER: A UTE has been destroyed and a caravan left in pieces off the Bruce Highway after a serious crash at the Mt Pelion turn-off.

A Queensland Police Service spokesman said multiple crews were responding to a "pretty serious crash" at Mt Pelion.

He said the collision between the car and caravan had closed the Bruce Highway in both directions.

The caravan, being towed behind a car in which a Victorian family was travelling north towards Mackay, was decimated on impact in the collision on the Bruce Highway.
The caravan, being towed behind a car in which a Victorian family was travelling north towards Mackay, was decimated on impact in the collision on the Bruce Highway. Tony Martin

"Serious concerns are held for one person," the spokesman said.

He was not able to confirm how many other people were involved in the crash, but a witness said it appeared a young family was possibly involved.

He described the ute as crushed, and said debris was "strewn across the ground".

"It's completely destroyed the caravan," he said.

The crash was reported at 2.15pm.



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