AN Emu Park man was killed on Wednesday night after his Holden station wagon slammed into a tree at high speed.
The man, 33, was driving along Tanby Rd about 10pm, when the accident took place.
An Emu Park Fire Service captain yesterday said the accident took place near the Tanby Post Office Rd intersection.
Hydraulic cutting gear was used to remove the driver's side doors in the front and at the rear so rescue officers could pull the man out of the wreckage.
"Judging from the impact, we could tell the man had been travelling at a high speed," the captain said.
The location was a few kilometres from the Kinka Beach Rd intersection, heading towards Yeppoon.
The impact of the collision was such that when the towing company picked up the wrecked car and arrived back at the scrap yard, the car engine had moved from under the bonnet to between the driver's and passenger's seats.
Police weren't able to release the man's name yesterday.
Capricornia Police District Inspector Virginia Nelson said forensic crash unit officers were investigating the collision.
She said it was unlikely police would provide any specifics about the crash.
The Emu Park man's death followed a a number of fatal crashes in recent weeks in the Rockhampton region.
On Wednesday a Vernon Point man was killed after a car and a ute collided in Biloela.
Biloela, November 20: Car and truck collide. Vernon Point man is killed.
Cawarral, November 13: Camms Rd. Depot Hill man, 34, is killed.
Springsure, October 13: Gregory Highway. Truck into ditch. 32-year-old man is killed.