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Source: State of Victoria Police

Tuesday, 14 January 2020 02:52

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding a fatal collision which occurred at Pearcedale this afternoon.

Investigators have been told an SUV was travelling along Baxter-Tooradin Road at 12.20pm when it attempted to overtake two cars and collided head-on with a semi-trailer.

Emergency services arrived on scene but were not able to revive the male driver of the SUV.

The driver of the truck has been transferred to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Baxter-Tooradin Road is closed in both directions while investigations continue.

Anyone who witnessed the crash or with further information or dash cam footage is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report at

Provisional Lives Lost:

2020: 10

2019: 7

Glenn Manison

Senior Media Advisor