Police are searching for a driver who allegedly crashed a stolen vehicle in Melbourne’s northern suburbs before fleeing the scene, leaving one woman dead and injuring three others.
Emergency services were called to Mahoneys Road in Thomastown about 1.10am on Sunday after an allegedly stolen Kia Cerato collided with a Mercedes-Benz SUV.
A woman travelling in the Kia was given CPR by police and paramedics following the crash, but could not be revived.
Detectives from the major collision investigation unit believe the driver of the Kia fled the scene before police arrived.
Three others were taken to hospital with injuries following the collision – a woman who was a passenger in the Kia, and a man and woman who were travelling in the Mercedes.
Ambulance Victoria confirmed a woman in her 20s with upper body injuries was taken to The Alfred hospital in a serious but stable condition.
A man in his 30s sustained upper body injuries in the crash, while a woman in her 30s suffered leg injuries. Both were taken to the Royal Melbourne Hospital in a stable condition.
A spokesman for Victoria Police said Mahoneys Road is expected to remain closed until late Sunday morning “while the scene is examined”.
Anyone who witnessed the collision, with information or dashcam vision is urged to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or log onto www.crimmestopersvic.com.au.
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