The other victim is 33-year-old Anthony Cooper.
Police said a car travelling in the westbound lanes of the Centenary Highway at Springfield crossed into oncoming traffic and collided with two cars about 6:30am.
Mr Taavale and Mr Cooper, both driving in separate vehicles, died at the scene.
ABC News reports three other people were treated for serious injuries.
Mr Taavale's passenger, a 22-year-old Shailer Park man, remains in a stable condition at the Princess Alexandra