A Lancaster man has become the second death on Goulburn Valley roads in as many days after he crashed into a tree at Undera yesterday.KAITLIN THALS June 9, 2012 4:52am
A 40-year-old Lancaster man died after his car crashed into a tree at Undera yesterday — the region’s second fatal collision in two days.
Shepparton Highway Patrol Leading Senior Constable Garry Russell said a sole occupant was driving a black Toyota Hilux and travelling east on the Lancaster-Mooroopna Rd, near Mooroopna-Echuca Rd.
Sen Const Russell said the dual-cab vehicle veered onto the grass shoulder and crashed into a large tree just after 11.35
He said the driver died at the scene.
Sen Cons Russell said police retrieved the man’s dog, which survived the crash, and was in the care of Greater Shepparton City Council rangers.
He urged motorists to take extra care on the roads, particularly leading into the Queen’s Birthday long weekend.
‘‘We want to see motorists getting safely home to their families,’’ Sen Const Russell said.
‘‘We want drivers to take care because of the tragedies that could unfold, and everyone it impacts on — family, friends and emergency services.’’
Sen Const Russell said investigations were continuing into the collision.
Police diverted traffic from the scene until reopening the section of road about 2.30
Echuca Traffic Management Unit and Shepparton and Kyabram police attended the collision, along with Merrigum and Kyabram Country Fire Authority members, paramedics, Shepparton Search and Rescue squad and Tatura State Emergency Service.
The man’s death took the Victorian road toll to 128, compared to 135 at the same time last year.
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Members of a Cobram social group have encouraged women to become a part of community groups, committees and boards.
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ix industry and local government representatives, five water services committee members and two community members have been appointed to the new Connections Stakeholder Consultative Committee.
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