Man killed in horror highway collision with horse

A MAN has died after a horror crash in the North Burnett region overnight.

Emergency services were called to the fatal crash on the Isis Highway, 15km west of Childers, after 9.30pm Sunday.

The 73-year-old driver, from Gatton, had been driving on the highway when he suddenly hit a horse before smashing into a tree.

The horse also died.

The forensic crash unit is investigating.