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Man killed, several others hurt, as petrol tanker flips in nightmare crash on Calder Freeway

Neil Mitchell
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A man is dead and six others injured after car was completely crushed in a nightmare smash on the Calder Freeway.

The freeway took some 20 hours to be fully re-opened after a petrol tanker flipped in the crash involving at least half a dozen other vehicles.

The tanker crushed a car, killing a 49-year-old Ascot Vale man, when it rolled near the Milleara Road exit around 8.40am on Tuesday.

Six others were taken to hospital with varying injuries.

They’re all in a stable condition.

The crash has been described as one of the worst Melbourne has seen.

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Neil Mitchell
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