Police Beat with Tom Hayes



Fatality following crash

POLICE are investigating the circumstances surrounding a fatal crash in Traralgon.

It is understood a car crashed into a parked car on Church Street about 1.25pm on May 14.

The driver, an 89-year-old Traralgon woman, was taken to hospital where she later died.

There was no one in the parked car.

For the current provisional lives lost tally please see police.vic.gov.au/road-safety-0


Investigation ongoing

POLICE are investigating the circumstances around an incident between Morwell and Yallourn North on May 28.

It is believed two cars were involved, including a silver Toyota Prado and a black Holden or Ford sedan, situated between Latrobe Road, Morwell and Latrobe River Road, Yallourn North, between 6pm and 6.20pm.

Police believe these vehicles may also have become stationary on Third Street, Yallourn North for a short period of time during the above time frame.

Police are appealing for any witnesses, or anyone that may have dash cam footage, driving between the above roads at the above times.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or submit a confidential report at crimestoppersvic.com.au


East and Westbound incidents

MULTIPLE cars were involved in an incident at approximately 8.30am on the morning of May 29.

The incident occurred heading eastbound on the highway toward Traralgon, just past the Latrobe Regional Health exit.

Traffic was slowed due to the fog and responders on the scene.

Going westbound toward Morwell, another car had reportedly slowed traffic, opposite to the eastbound incident.

No reports of injuries were made following the incidents.


Driver dies following truck collision

Latrobe Highway Patrol officers are investigating a fatal collision in Hernes Oak on the morning of May 30.

It is believed that a black Holden Cruze collided with a truck on the Strzelecki Highway at about 8.40am.

Members of the public immediately came to the assistance of the driver of the Holden, a 93-year-old Morwell man, but he could not be revived.

The driver of the truck, a 29-year-old Gippsland man, was not injured and remained at the scene.

The exact circumstances surrounding the collision are yet to be determined.

Anyone who witnessed the collision, with CCTV/dashcam footage or information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or crimestoppersvic.com.au