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Four killed in accident on Heathcote-Rochester Rd

Police are investigating an accident at Burramboot on the Heathcote-Rochester Rd in which four people were killed last night.

March 9, 2014 10:58am

UPDATE: The deaths of four people in a horror accident has been been described as a ‘‘true disaster’’ by Victoria Police Assistant Commissioner Robert Hill.

Police have confirmed two of the victims are Rochester men, aged 52 and 53, while the 18-year-old Bendigo driver of the other vehicle and his 19 year-old Elmore man was also killed.

Assistant Commissioner Robert Hill said there was a clear indication of excessive speed involved, with witnesses speaking of hoon behaviour shortly before the crash.


10.58am: Police are investigating a fatal accident at Burramboot last night.

The accident happened on the Heathcote-Rochester Rd about 10pm.

Investigators have confirmed two occupants of the first car are dead, while three other occupants of the same vehicle have been taken to hospital, two to Melbourne and one to Bendigo, with serious injuries.

The two occupants of the second car were also killed.

Major Collision Investigation Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the collision.

The deceased are yet to be formally identified.

More in tomorrow’s Riverine Herald.

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