Two teenagers dead and a third fighting for life after horrific Cranbourne collision
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Two teenagers have died after a horrific collision in Cranbourne yesterday afternoon.
A Holden Commodore and Holden Captiva collided on South Gippsland Highway near Camms Road just after 4pm.
An 18-year-old Cranbourne woman and 16-year-old Frankston boy were killed in the accident.
A 17-year-old Frankston North girl is fighting for life in hospital.
Four other people, including two children, are being treated for non-life threatening injuries.
The driver of the Commodore, which was stolen, allegedly tried to flee the scene after the crash but was restrained by a passer-by.
Assistant Commissioner Stephen Leane said the car was travelling at speed.
“He lost control, spun on his side of the road, jumped the median strip head on into a car coming the other way,” he told 3AW’s Neil Mitchell.
The driver of the vehicle is known to police.
He is in hospital under police guard.
The Commodore was stolen at 6am on Sunday, and at the time of the incident stolen number plates had been fitted to the vehicle in an attempt to disguise it.
Mr Leane said police received calls about a vehicle which may have been the stolen Commodore behaving suspiciously in Hastings earlier in the day.
All lanes on the South Gippsland Highway have now been reopened.
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Anyone who witnessed the accident or who has dash cam footage is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or at crimestoppersvic.com.au