Man killed in early morning crash
LATEST: A Kingston man, 19, was killed on Monday following an early morning crash on the Centenary Hwy at Springfield Lakes.
It is understood the car was travelling eastbound left the road and hit a guardrail shortly after 1.50am.
The driver was pronounced dead at the scene.
His passanger, a Daisy Hill man, 24, was transported to the Princess Alexandra Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
The highway was closed for much of the morning throwing peak hour traffic into chaos.
The Forensic Crash Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the crash.
UPDATE: The driver of a car who died following a crash in Springfield Lakes this morning has been identified as a 19-year-old Kingston man.
Around 1.50am, a car travelling eastbound on the Centenary Highway left the road and hit a guardrail.
The driver was declared deceased at the scene.
A 24-year-old Daisy Hill man - the passenger in the car - was transported to the Princess Alexandra Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
The Centenary Highway was closed in both directions for several hours, however the westbound lanes (towards Ipswich) have now re-opened.
Drivers travelling to Brisbane are asked to find an alternative route.
The Forensic Crash Unit is investigating.
EARLIER: Police are investigating a fatal traffic crash that occurred on the Centenary Highway at Springfield Lakes this morning.
Around 1.50am a vehicle travelling eastbound on the highway has left the roadway hitting a guard rail causing significant damage to the vehicle.
The male driver of the vehicle was pronounced deceased at the scene and the male passenger was transported to the Princess Alexandria Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
The Centenary Highway is currently closed in both directions at the location with diversions in place. Police are asking motorists to avoid the area and seek an alternative route.
The Forensic crash unit is investigating.