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One dead, one injured in separate Queensland crashes

A man has died in central Queensland and five people have been injured – one seriously – in the Gold Coast hinterland, in separate crashes overnight.

The 57-year-old man died when his 4WD left the Bruce Highway at Yaamba, north of Rockhampton, and rolled around 10.30pm on Saturday.

A man was killed and another person seriously injured in separate crashes overnight.

A man was killed and another person seriously injured in separate crashes overnight.Credit:Queensland Police Service

Paramedics attended but the Rockhampton man, who was the only person in the car, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Meanwhile, a man was seriously injured after a police chase at Ormeau early on Sunday morning.

Police, who were called to the area around 1.15am after reports of cars hooning, attempted to intercept one vehicle, which police say left at high speed.

Officers caught up with the vehicle and another car, which had both rolled into a creek bed.

Five people were removed from the two cars, with one taken to Princess Alexandra Hospital in a serious condition and another four to Gold Coast University Hospital with minor injuries.

The Forensic Crash Unit and the Ethical Standards Command were investigating.

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