Woman dead after police pursuit west of Melbourne
A woman is dead after a police chase and fatal crash on the Western Freeway this afternoon.
Police attempted to intercept an allegedly stolen van about 2.30pm, but the car failed to stop and collided with a truck near Ballan-Daylesford Road.
A female passenger from the allegedly stolen vehicle died at the scene, with the driver fleeing on foot.
A 17-year-old male was arrested a short time later.
It’s alleged the pursuit took place after a home invasion.
Major Collision Investigation Unit detectives are on scene and the Western Freeway Ballarat-bound is expected to be blocked for a number of hours.
Nasty crash between a van and a truck on the Western Freeway near Ballan-Daylesford Rd. Police & airwing on scene. @3AW693
— Brianna Travers (@briannatravers) September 19, 2017