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Elderly Gladstone man killed in Mt Isa crash

A 75-year-old Gladstone man has died following a single vehicle traffic crash near Mount Isa.

Preliminary police investigations indicated a Foton utility towing a caravan was travelling east along the Barkly Highway towards Cloncurry around 11:15am on Thursday.

The ute was overtaking a road train when it appeared to lose control and left the roadway, crashing into a tree.

The driver and sole occupant of the utility was declared deceased at the scene.

The Forensic Crash Unit is investigating.