A man is fighting for life following a serious crash, south-west of Mackay.
Emergency crews raced to the two-vehicle collision on the Peak Downs Highway at Coppabella, at 6.10 this morning.
Paramedics assessed two people at the scene.
A QAS spokesperson says one man was in a critical condition, while a female patient was stable with minor injuries.
The rescue chopper was called, with the road closed in both directions while it landed.
Police asked motorists to avoid the area with delays expected.