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Two drivers dead in shocking night on Victorian roads


Two young drivers are dead, a woman is fighting for her life and a third person is in a serious condition after two separate crashes overnight.


  • THIS YEAR – 49
  • SAME TIME 2015 – 41

The horror night began when a car hit a tree off Cheltenham Road in Dandenong about 9pm.

The young driver of that vehicle died at the scene and is yet to be formally identified.

One of the passengers, a woman believed to be aged in her 20s, has been flown to The Alfred hospital in a critical condition.

Another passenger – also a young woman – is in the Royal Melbourne hospital in a serious condition.

Just a few hours later, the state’s road toll rose to 49 when a car hit a tree in Nathalia in northern Victorian.

The driver, believed to be aged in his late teens, died at the scene

His passenger, a man aged in his late 40s, suffered minor injuries.

Traffic is off to a bad start in Melbourne this morning, with several prangs on major roads.

There’s not yet reports of injuries.