Two people have been killed, while another is injured following three separate car crashes on the region's roads.KAITLIN THALS January 21, 2013 4:50am
A Benalla man is in a serious but stable condition after a car crash near Violet Town on Saturday.
Benalla Highway Patrol Leading Senior Constable Neville Gathercole said the 45-year-old man was airlifted to The Alfred hospital in Melbourne, while two female passengers in he same vehicle were taken by ambulance to Wangaratta District Base Hospital with minor injuries.
Leading Sen Const Gathercole said the man was driving a Holden Commodore on the Hume Fwy south-bound and veered left at the Violet Town turn-off, with the intention of turning right towards Violet Town.
He said the man’s mother was in the front passenger seat and a teenage girl was in the back seat of the vehicle.
He said a Volvo was travelling on Harrys Creek Rd, Violet Town, driven by a Melbourne woman in her 30s, with three passengers aged under 16 years.
Leading Sen Const Gathercole said the vehicles collided at the intersection and police were notified of the crash at 12.48
There were no injuries sustained by the Volvo’s occupants.
Leading Sen Const Gathercole said inquires into the incident were ongoing.
Meanwhile, two separate road fatalities occurred at Brimin, between Yarrawonga and Rutherglen, and another at Thornton, near Eildon at the weekend.
Police investigators believe a truck travelling east on the Murray Valley Hwy near Brimin collided with a car travelling west just after midnight.
Police said the driver of the car died at the scene and is yet to be formally identified.
They said the truck driver, who was not injured, was assisting police with their inquiries.
The Murray Valley Hwy was blocked, with traffic coming from both directions having to detour.
Further east, a 26-year-old Mooroolbark woman died at the scene of a head-on collision at Thornton on Saturday.
Police believe two vehicles collided head on about 5
Police said the vehicles were travelling in opposite directions on Back Eildon Rd near the Thornton Trout Farm, when the collision occurred on a slight bend in 100
Police said the front seat passenger of the vehicle heading west, a 26-year-old woman from Mooroolbark, died at the scene and the driver, a 27-year-old woman, was taken by ambulance to Maroondah Hospital with serious, but non life-threatening injuries.
Police said the driver of the other vehicle, which was heading east, was a 40-year-old Eildon woman who was also taken to Maroondah Hospital with non life-threatening injuries.
Investigations are continuing into the Eildon collision and Mansfield highway patrol is appealing for the driver of gold or tan car to come forward with information.
The deaths bring the Victorian road toll to eight, compared with 16 at the same time last year.
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