Police still trying to determine identities of two men who died in Miepoll crash.JARROD WHITTAKER January 15, 2014 4:04am
Members of Victoria Police’s Major Collision Unit are still trying to confirm the identities of two men killed in a crash at Miepoll south-east of Shepparton on Monday.
A Victoria Police spokesperson said unit members visited Shepparton yesterday to investigate the cause of the crash.
The crash occurred when a Toyota Tarago carrying eight Afghan fruitpickers blew a tyre on Murchison-Violet Town Rd.
Two men were pronounced dead at the scene.
Another was airlifted to Melbourne’s The Alfred hospital, where he remains in a serious, but stable condition.
Five others were taken to Shepparton’s Goulburn Valley Base Hospital.
The police spokesperson said MCU members were still working to establish the men’s identities.
Ethnic Council of Shepparton and District manager Chris Hazelman said the Afghan community had been upset by the crash.
‘‘They’re in the process of organising funerals which will be held locally,’’ Mr Hazelman said.
‘‘Some of them had been in Shepparton for a little while, others were fairly new arrivals.
‘‘Obviously, it’s upsetting for the community, because it’s a very close-knit community and this has hit them pretty hard.’’
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