Five people are dead, including two children, after a horror day on Queensland roads.

Two brothers aged nine and 15 were killed when a car and a truck collided in wet conditions on a central Queensland highway on Friday.

Police say the car veered across the median strip about 12.40pm (AEST) at Coppabella, southwest of Mackay.

The children's parents survived and were taken to hospital with serious injuries.

There was another fatal smash in central Queensland where a 49-year-old man was thrown from his car after his vehicle rolled west of Emerald.

The accident happened at Sapphire at about 7.50pm (AEST).

And a 17-year-old girl died when the car she was in careened off the road and rolled south of Brisbane about 10.30pm (AEST).

A 19-year-old man was taken to hospital with injuries that weren't life threatening, following the incident, which happened at Greenbank.

Shortly after a 25-year-old man was killed on the Gold Coast when the car he was a passenger in veered of the road and smashed into trees.

The 22-year-old driver had swerved to avoid wildlife.

The driver was taken to hospital with serious injuries following the fatal smash, which happened at Oxenford about 10.40pm (AEST).

 

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