Sunday August 25 2013
– A man was killed when his van struck traffic lights before slamming into trees in Oakleigh South yesterday.
Major Collision Investigation Unit detectives are appealing for witnesses to the horrific crash.
Investigators believe a white Mercedes van was traveling east on North Road when it lost control, and hit a traffic light and several trees about 12:30pm. The front male passenger in the van died at the scene. He is yet to be identified.
The male driver was taken to The Alfred Hospital with minor injuries.
In a separate crash, an elderly woman was killed in Coldstream just before 1pm.
It is believed a Mitsubishi sedan was turning into Maddens Lane from the Maroondah Highway when it drove into the path of a Toyota four-wheel-drive.
The Bulleen woman, who was a passenger in the Mitsubishi sedan, died at the scene.
The driver, an elderly man also from Bulleen, was taken to Maroondah Hospital with minor injuries – Wayne Flower