The ute was spotted off the Gregory Highway in Hibernia in the Central Highlands Region about 7am on Friday.
“The male driver and sole occupant of the vehicle has been located deceased,” police said in a statement, according to news.com.au. 
“Recovery of the vehicle may take some time due to the location and current weather conditions.”
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The area experienced flash flooding after heavy rain fell overnight.
The Forensic Crash Unit will investigate the circumstances surrounding the man’s death.
Flood warnings are in place for Queensland as severe thunderstorms continue to lash Australia’s east coast, with residents warned to remain vigilant and stay away from floodwaters. 
More to come. 

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