UPDATE 11.30AM: The victim of a fatal traffic crash just outside Toowoomba this morning was a 35-year-old Newtown man, police have revealed.

Officers are calling on dash cam footage from the public to help with investigations into the incident, which occurred at 6.15am when the white Holden Commodore ute struck a tree.

Initial reports suggest the car was headed west on Toowoomba Cecil Plains Rd when it left the road.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene by emergency services.

If you have information for police, contact Policelink on 131 444.

Toowoomba Cecil Plains Rd has been re-opened to the public.

Toowoomba Police Inspector Sharee Cumming addresses the media at the crash site
Toowoomba Police Inspector Sharee Cumming addresses the media at the crash site

UPDATE 10.04AM: Toowoomba Cecil Plains Rd remains closed while police continue their investigations into a single-vehicle fatal crash in which a man was killed near Biddeston this morning.

Inspector Sharee Cumming said speed was being investigated as a factor, with the car ending up crashed into a tree.

"We're currently investigating whether speed may be a factor, but I don't want to speculate," she said at the scene.

"Police are currently investigating the scene and doing an inspection of the vehicle.

"Any traffic crash is sad and certainly when people are seriously injured or die as a result, it's a tragedy.

"As usual, we're always imploring members of the public to drive to the conditions and drive safely."

Insp Cumming said emergency services were notified by a couple driving past the crash.

"Soon after the accident occurred, a local couple have come across the accident and rendered assistance to the driver and then called emergency services," she said.

Toowoomba Cecil Plains Rd has been a constant scene for traffic crashes over the years, including a double-fatality in 2013.

Traffic is now being re-routed through Aubigny-Crosshill Rd and Oakey-Pittsworth Rd until the site is cleared.

UPDATE 8.21AM: A man is dead after his ute smashed into a tree near Biddeston this morning.

The front of the car is a wreck and it appears the jaws of life were used in an attempt to extract the man from the wreckage.

Five police vehicles are at the scene on the Toowoomba Cecil Plains Rd and Inspector Sharee Cumming is due to arrive to provide a full report to the media.

A witness described the scene as "gruesome" and police have restricted access to the scene.

The ute was heading westbound when the driver crashed about 6am today.

Police will investigate whether speed was a factor in the crash. 

EARLIER: A man has died after a vehicle collided with a tree on a highway near Toowoomba this morning.

Police are still at the scene on Toowoomba-Cecil Plains Rd near Biddeston where the vehicle collided with a tree.

Sgt Dan Todd from Toowoomba Police said the age of the man was yet to be publicly released.

A spokeswoman from Queensland Fire and Emergency Services said the crash took place about 6.06am.

There are lengthy delays on the highway and motorists are advised to avoid the area. 


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