Three men are dead after their four wheel drive collided with a fuel tanker in central Queensland.

Three men are dead after their vehicle collided with a truck in central Queensland.

The men, aged 56, 53 and 21, were travelling on the Capricorn Highway at Stanwell, south west of Rockhampton, when their four-wheel drive crashed into a fuel tanker.

Their vehicle reportedly rolled several times.

A stretch of the highway remained closed as forensic investigators were called in on Thursday night.

The site of the crash was a notorious trouble spot, a local resident told The Courier-Mail.

“There are accidents here with trucks and other vehicles going off the road all the time,” she said.