The Bruce Highway, south of Townsville was the site of a fiery crash recently, shutting it down in both directions.
One person was killed in the crash at Guthalungra.
Police say the truck was transporting pine timber when it collided head on with the car.
The driver of the car was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver of the truck was transported to hospital for treatment of minor injuries.
The truck was carrying timber at the time which caught alight. Witnesses report seeing metres high flames coming from the crash. Traffic had to be re-directed and motorists were asked to stay away from the area.