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Ipswich man dies, children hurt as 4WD hits tree

An Ipswich man has died when his four-wheel-drive hit a tree west of Gympie.

He was on the Burnett Highway south of Goomeri on Saturday afternoon when the vehicle left the road.

The driver, a 30-year-old from Ipswich, died at the scene ... three children travelling in the vehicle were all taken to hospital in serious but stable conditions.

Forensic Crash Unit is investigating.