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Toddler airlifted following crash in Euroa

The southbound lane on the Hume Fwy is blocked following a car crash. An 18-month-old girl was airlifted to the Royal Children's Hospital with life threatening injuries.

ESTELLE GRIEPINK December 3, 2013 8:03am


UPDATE, 10.28am:

Police have confirmed the driver of the ute is the father of the 18-month-old girl now in a critical condition at the Royal Childrens Hospital.

The man is currently at Benalla Police Station assisting police with enquiries. 

Seymour police Highway Patrol Acting Sergeant Andrew Wright said the investigation was ongoing but speed had been ruled out as a contributing factor. 

“We’re going to be looking at fatigue,” Acting Sgt Wright said.

Two members of Seymour Highway Patrol and four members of the Major Collision Investigation Unit are currently on scene.

Acting Sgt Wright said the southbound lane of the Hume Fwy would be opened within the hour.

UPDATE, 10.01am:

Police said a 35-year-old man from St Kilda is assisting them with their enquries following a crash in Euroa this morning.

An 18-month-old girl is still in a critical condition.

For more read tomorrow's Shepparton News.

BREAKING, 8.03am:

An 18-month-old girl has suffered life threatening injuries following a crash in Euroa just before 1am.

Investigators believe a ute was travelling south on the Hume Fwy when it veered down an embankment and crashed into a tree.

The child was airlifted to the Royal Children’s Hospital in a critical condition.

The male driver suffered minor injuries and was treated by paramedics at the scene.

Vic Roads advise the southbound is closed and exiting at Murchison-Violet Town Rd. Detour via Murchison-Violet Town Rd to Goulburn Valley Hwy then back onto

the Hume Fwy.

Emergency services are on-site to assist with traffic diversions

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