Horror crash in Melbourne sees one man die and another injured after Holden ‘ran into workers’


Horror as one man is killed and another fighting for life after a red Holden ‘ran into a group of workers’ before ‘the driver fled the scene and got into an SUV’

  • One man is dead and another critically injured after car crashed into workers
  • A driver of a red Holden crashed into the group at Carrum Downs in Melbourne
  • He then fled the scene in a black Hyundai SUV and a search is underway
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Police are searching for a hit-run driver after a horrific crash in Melbourne claimed the life of one man and critically injured another.

The tragic incident at Carrum Downs in Melbourne’s south-east occurred around 7.15am when the driver of a red Holden struck a group of workers on Hall Road, near the intersection of Lats Avenue. 

One person was killed and a second person was airlifted to hospital with life-threatening injuries.

The driver of the vehicle fled the scene on foot.

The tragic incident at Carrum Downs in Melbourne's south-east occurred around 7.15am when the driver of a red Holden struck a group of workers on Hall Road, near the intersection of Lats Avenue

The tragic incident at Carrum Downs in Melbourne’s south-east occurred around 7.15am when the driver of a red Holden struck a group of workers on Hall Road, near the intersection of Lats Avenue

Victoria Police released a statement saying a search for the offender had been launched. He is believed to be Caucasian in appearance and aged in his 30s

 Victoria Police released a statement saying a search for the offender had been launched. He is believed to be Caucasian in appearance and aged in his 30s

Victoria Police released a statement saying a search for the offender had been launched. He is believed to be Caucasian in appearance and aged in his 30s.

The driver was last seen getting into a black Hyundai SUV and the vehicle was last seen travelling east of Ballarto Road about 7.45am. 

One witness said they saw a man in a black hoodie running from the scene after the collision. 

Another witness, Rick, told 3AW in Melbourne that two people working on the median strip were struck.

‘They’d put their cones out and the car had gone though them and into the back of the truck,’ he told Neil Mitchell.

‘Someone … was helping one of the arborists across to the nature strip and he looked in a pretty bad way, but the other poor fella … he was deceased.’  

Hall Road is currently closed between Cadles Road and Rowellyn Avenue as a result of the incident. 

Police appealed to anyone who witnessed the collision or who has dashcam footage to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. 

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