Two men, 41 and 51, killed in Isis Hwy head-on

UPDATE 2.30PM: Bundaberg Police Sergeant Mick Ward has called for drivers to "stop the carnage" in the wake of a horrific head-on smash on the Isis Hwy that resulted in the deaths of two men. 

Sgt Ward said the two cars in the crash were travelling in opposite directions when the south-bound car crossed on to the wrong side of the road to overtake some trucks and collided head-on with the north-bound car.

"Get home safely, stop the carnage on the road," Sgt Ward said. 

"Take the extra five minutes, think about the fatal five." 

UPDATE 1.30PM: Police are investigating a two-vehicle traffic crash that claimed the lives of two people this morning at Elliott near Childers.

Initial information from police is that around 5.45am, two vehicles travelling in opposite directions on Childers Rd collided.

The two occupants of one vehicle, a 51-year-old man and a 41-year-old man, both from Point Vernon, died at the scene.

The two occupants of the other vehicle, a 30-year-old woman from Mount Gravatt and a 28-year-old woman, were taken to Bundaberg Base Hospital with injuries that are not believed to be life threatening.

The Forensic Crash Unit is investigating.

EARLIER: Emergency crews are at the scene of a double fatal on the Isis Hwy near Philips Rd. 

>> Police beg drivers to take care 

It's believed two people have been pronounced dead following the Pine Creek two-car crash that happened at about 6am.

Police have confirmed that two people travelling in the same car died at the scene.

Another person reportedly escaped with minor injuries to their leg and another suffered minor head injuries, although authorities are yet to confirm that.

They were taken to Bundaberg Hospital for treatment.

Police are having to divert traffic around the crash scene.

West bound traffic is being diverted at the Ring Rd onto Goodwood Rd.

East bound traffic from Apple Tree Creek is being diverted to Foleys Rd to Goodwood Rd. 

All Childers traffic should go via Goodwood Rd, not the Isis Hwy.

Police expect the section of the highway where the crash happened to be closed for at least the next few hours.

The tragedy takes the region's road toll to 16 this year.

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