An early morning traffic crash in Townsville has claimed the life of a 23-year-old man.
Preliminary information indicates a white VW Golf was travelling outbound on the Ring Road at around 00:45am when it left the roadway, crashing through a fence before coming to a rest in bushland / drainway area.
The two occupants of the vehicle were trapped for a period of time.
The 23-year-old Bushland Beach man, a passenger in a vehicle, was pronounced deceased at the scene.
The driver, a 25-year-old Nome man, was transported to Townsville Hospital in a serious condition. Investigators from the Forensic Crash Unit are appealing for witnesses, or anyone with relevant dash cam footage, to contact them.