Car smash horror as FIVE people die when Mercedes ‘that had just been given a speeding ticket’ runs a give way sign – leading to a catastrophe involving a 4WD ute and a truck: Driver set to be charged
- Strathmerton incident involves truck, cars
- Five people killed in crash on Thursday
A man is in police custody after five people were killed in a catastrophic collision between two cars and a B-double truck in northern Victoria.
A white Mercedes sedan was travelling along Labuan Road, in Strathmerton, when it hit a Nissan Navara at the Murray Valley Hwy intersection about 2.30pm on Thursday.
The force of the collision spun the Nissan Navara into the path of the B-double truck.
The Nissan driver, a woman in her 60s, and her four international employees were killed instantly.
The Mercedes driver, a 29-year-old man, and his 29-year-old female passenger were taken to hospital for treatment for minor injuries.
The deadly crash is believed to have been between a truck and two cars, with four people confirmed dead and another three taken to hospital in a stable condition (pictured, the truck wreckage)
Emergency services were called to an incident in Strathmerton, just south of the NSW border, about 2:30pm on Thursday with reports of a multi-car collision (pictured, map)
They have since been released and the man was taken into police custody, where he is currently being interviewed.
Police said charges are expected to be laid and they will allege he did not stop at the intersection as required.
Assistant Commissioner of Road Policing Glen Weir said the Mercedes had been stopped by police and slapped with a speeding fine at 1.43pm after he was allegedly busted driving 18km over the speed limit.
More to come.
The cause of the collision at the intersection of Murray Valley Hwy and Labuan Rd is yet to be determined (pictured, intersection)