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Two dead in horror Boxing Day smash

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Emergency services were called to Chiltern-Rutherglen Road about 9.15pm on Boxing Day following reports a car crashed near Whistler Track.The two Yarrawonga men, aged 30 and 36, died at the scene.Investigators are determining the circumstances surrounding the crash.It comes after Christmas Day was marred by tragedy in the state’s north, with a man killed in a car crash in Katunga. Emergency services were called to the intersection of Labuan and Spences roads about 2.40pm after reports a car had collided with a vehicle towing a caravan.Sadly, the yet to be formally identified male driver and only occupant of the car died at the scene.A man and a woman in the vehicle towing the caravan were not injuredPolice are investigating and are yet to establish the exact circumstances surrounding the collision.In a separate incident on Christmas Eve, a man died following a two-car collision in Truganina.Emergency services were called to Hopkins Rd just after 5.30am on Friday morning following reports two cars had collided.The male driver and sole occupant of one of the vehicles, a 26-year-old man from Aintree, died at the scene.A 71-year-old male and sole driver of the other vehicle was taken to hospital where he was treated for minor injuries.This comes as Victoria’s top traffic cop is warning of a “perfect storm” for increased crash risk for young drivers getting behind the wheel over the next six months.The exact circumstances surrounding the collision are being investigated by police.Investigators are appealing for anyone who witnessed the collision or with further information to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a report online at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au232 lives have been lost on Victorian roads this year, compared to 210 last year.



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