Wandoan crash victim identified
UPDATE: The 21-year-old man who was killed at a crash near Wandoan at the weekend has been identified as Christopher Hall.
Mr Hall was a former Toowoomba Grammar student and polocrosse enthusiast.
His passenger and best friend, Sean Mitchell, 22, is recovering in Toowoomba hospital from injuries sustained in the crash.
The Queensland Police Forensic Crash Unit is still investigation the circumstances surrounding the crash.
EARLIER: A senior Toowoomba police officer has urged motorists to take care on the region's roads after three people were killed in two separate crashes at the weekend.
Southern Region Traffic Inspector Bruce Dimond said January was historically a dangerous time of year for road users.
"It is tragic to have three deaths occur on our roads over the course of one weekend," Insp Dimond said.
"January is historically a bad month of the year for road fatalities.
"We had six fatal crashes in the region during January last year," he said.
On Friday, two people were killed after a horrific crash between a semi-trailer and a car on the Warrego Highway, north of Toowoomba.
Emergency services were alerted to the crash, about six kilometres west of Jondaryan, shortly after 7pm.
The semi-trailer burst into flames shortly after the crash further hampering emergency service personnel.
A 31-year-old Rockville woman who was the driver of the vehicle died at the scene.
The 33-year-old male passenger travelling in the vehicle was transported to the Toowoomba Hospital in a critical condition.
He later died as a result of his injuries.
The 34 year-old driver of the semi-trailer was not physically injured but was treated for shock.
In a separate incident, a 21-year-old man was killed after an horrific crash north-west of Toowoomba yesterday.
It is understood the man lived and worked locally.
Emergency services were notified of the crash shortly after 5am. It is understood the vehicle was travelling along Nathan Rd at Cockatoo, north of Wandoan, when it crashed. The male driver of the vehicle died at the scene.
His passenger, a 22-year-old Toowoomba man was taken to Taroom hospital in a stable condition.
Inspector Dimond urged motorists to take extra care especially with the large volumes of traffic on the road.
"I urge motorists to drive carefully and be patient," he said.
The Forensic Crash Unit is investigating the cause of both crashes.