A woman has died and a second is in a critical condition following a crash this afternoon between a school bus and a car near Wallumbilla.
Preliminary inquiries indicate just after 3pm the vehicles collided head-on along the Warrego Highway around 50km east of Roma.
The 30-year-old Chinchilla woman who was a passenger in the car died at the scene while the 37-year-old driver, also from the Western Downs was taken to hospital in a critical condition.
17 people on board the bus, including the 58-year-old driver did not suffer life-threatening injuries.
The most serious of the injuries sustained from the bus, a child with multiple leg fractures.
The highway was closed this evening while the Forensic Crash Unit carried out investigations and has since reopened.
Anyone with further information is urged to contact police.